This project was completed on December 18th 2010 .
The Science Laboratory is fully functional, and ccience courses and lab work are now compulsory in Uganda. The beneficiary of this project, St. Andrews Matale Secondary School, faced closure by the Ministry of Education if a laboratory had not been built.
The school has more than 400 students, more than half of whom are girls who would have been impacted by the closure of the school. Most of these students have lost one or both parents to the AIDS epidemic. By funding the construction and equipment of the science lab, the Harambee Centre and ZoomUganda have helped to keep the school fees paid by the students reasonable. This not only allows the orphaned kids to stay in school, but now gives them an opportunity to have a first-rate education and compete at the same level as any other student in Uganda.
We are grateful to the Nike Foundation for seconding our project to the Global Giving website, and to Global Giving for helping us to get to this milestone!
We also wish to acknowledge the tireless efforts of Thomas Lwebuga and Julie Resnick (ZoomUganda creator and activist).