A new school, Pioneer High, is opening in February 2011 in Namongo Sub County, Mityana District, thanks to the generous funding of the Costa Foundation!
The PEAS Education Consultant, Laura Brown, recently visited the school site. She came across one of the locals, a coffee farmer who will benefit greatly from the new school, and he told her his story:
"My name is Moses. I have lived in this house, with my wife Gladys, for over twenty years. I have 2 acres of land where I grow coffee beans. When they are ready I spread them out and people come to buy them by the cupfull.
I have five children. The oldest one is 18 and he is in secondary school in Mityana. It takes him over 3 hours to walk to school in the morning. None of my other children go to school. We were all very excited when we found out that a new school is being built right next door. We feel very lucky. I will make sure my children attend the school and study hard."
This is only one of countless similar stories. PEAS is addressing a real demand in the area for secondary education. Read more about Pioneer High School.
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