Nalango

Nalango Secondary school in Kamuli District, South Eastern Uganda, started in 2007 with classes held under the mango trees. Led by inspirational head teacher Paul Kasadha, it now has over 700 pupils, a boarding section, and has been granted full secondary school status by the government.

Since 2009, One Mile Closer has raised over £120,000 for the school, enabling the construction and purchase of 8 classrooms; a science laboratory; a computer laboratory; 20 latrines; staff room, offices and 4 teachers’ houses; land purchase; desks, textbooks, water tanks, solar panels and science equipment. One Mile Closer maintains a close connection with Nalango – despite a long and bumpy motorbike ride, friends and family of Rob and James regularly visit the school, where construction is carried out through the Henry van Straubenzee Memorial Fund.

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