By Flavia Ajok
HOIMA: Hoima Diocese department of education has launched an education week purposed on creating awareness of the importance of education and fundraising for supporting a number of schools in the diocese.
The education week that targets participation of over 100,000 people will run from September 24 to October 1 kicking off with an education run on Saturday September 24.
During the launch held over the weekend at Mellinium Demonstration Hotel in Hoima City, Fr. Patrick Mugisa, the diocesan education secretary noted as part of supporting education institutions, the diocese will support building and/or renovate four primary schools of each vicariate in the diocese.
These schools are St Peter and Paul, St Joseph Aliwara, St. Andrea Kaahwa Nyabigoma and Sacred heart Jerusalem primary schools.
He noted the schools were selected based on a need basis assessment focusing on the enrolment, distance of the school, the current status of the school among others.
John Mary Ategeka, the education week organising committee chairperson revealed that the diocese seeks Sh772 million to support construction and renovation of four classroom blocks, a water tank and a six stance pit latrine for each school at a cost of 193million for each project.
He called on the Christians, well-wishers, corporate companies and the general public to come up and support the cause.
Dr. Joseph Ruyonga, the Hoima West Division legislator noted some government aided schools have remained in a sorry state coupled with a poor learning environment.
He called on all stakeholders who include parents to come up and support the learning of their children.
The diocesan education week will have a couple of activities which include an education run, education Sunday, music festivals, education exhibition, education dinner and teachers convention that will run from September 24 to October 1, 2022.
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