On 15th September two public schools;Kitebi Primary and Kitebi Secondary Schools where privileged to host a mission from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) that funds education programs through the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees which are implemented by InterAid Uganda.
The schools that were excited to receive the visitors who included; Ms. Lisa and Ms. Kelly both from the USAID in Washington, alongside Mrs..Jean Woynicki from US Mission in Uganda with staff of UNHCR and InterAid Uganda, took a tour around the two schools while; teachers, parents, pupils, students, school management and other partners shared their experience with the education support that is extended to the public schools.
Kitebi Primary School is a Universal Primary Education(U.P.E) and Kitebi Secondary is Universal Secondary School meaning all the children that seek education service from both schools are supported by the government and get education for free besides contributing to scholastic materials including pens, exercise books, clothing and others which has been one of the areas through which InterAid intervenes to support them especially the Refugee children so that they can comfortably study with their fellow classmates.
Both schools were preparing to start the term, but the team was lucky enough to find a few students and interacted with them, especially those who directly benefit from the funding. With the support given to UNHCR, InterAid is able to put up important structures like; toilets, perimeter walls, classroom blocks among others that benefit the general community not just the Refugees who go to the school. With this visit, many of these achievements were highlighted as well as the challenges too and looking forward to similar visits to projects that the donors fund through UNHCR to InterAid that transform communities.
Communications and Advocacy Officer