A new site for Uphill Junior School

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The Uphill Trust is delighted to announce that a plot of land has been purchased in Iruhuura village on which Uphill Junior School can construct permanent school buildings. The current wooden school buildings are on rented land in the centre of the village and this has limited the development of the school and its facilities.  The plot is in a good location, close to the main village amenities, and is currently home to annual crops and matoke banana trees, both of which will be removed at the end of the growing season. The photograph above was taken from the top corner of the plot, which is bounded by the tracks to left and right.

The site was surveyed by the Chairman of The Uphill Trust prior to the land transaction and, on Land Purchase Day, all the interested parties walked around the site in a large group discussing exactly where the boundary positions lay and marking them with a special marker plant that is always used for this purpose in rural land sales. 

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 That done, the transaction could take place. As ever in Uganda, the men were actively engaged in the administrative process, whilst the ladies waited patiently for matters to be concluded!

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The Director of Uphill Junior School already has a good idea about how he would like the new school to be laid out and, based on his quick sketches on the day, a simple layout plan has been prepared to help with the next stage of the fundraising process. 

It is likely that the school will be built by Uphill parents and other locals, using materials purchased nearby, and that the classrooms will go up in phases, as money is made available. 

The Uphill Trust is now embarking on another exciting phase of fundraising, and donations can be made on the Total Giving Appeal Page.  If you would like to help with fundraising for this very rewarding project, you can set up your own fundraising page linked to the Appeal, or you can contact the Trustees who will happily do this for you and help you to promote your event further.

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