Mukono school for the deaf gets new girls’ dormitory

The First Lady and Minister of Education and Sports Janet Kataha Museveni has commissioned a  state of the art multi-million girls  dormitory and a computer laboratory at the Salama School for the blind in Mukono

This comes a year since the girls' dormitory was  burnt leaving 12 pupils dead.

With well-wishers flocking in to support the survivors and the management of the school  to overcome the tragedy, MTN  foundation embarked on the  construction of a multi -million state of the art dormitory to replace the burnt one,

“MTN Foundation has a solid commitment to create a lasting impact in the community that we work in - Uganda. Hence try hard to help the government and address the challenges to bring about meaningful changes in this country,” said Prof.William Bazeyo, the MTN Foundation board chair.

MTN Uganda CEO, Sylivia Mulinge said the company was moved by the tragedy that befell the school.

“ We believe that the vulnerable are part of the fabric society that we live in. As a company we have to defend their dignity. We listened to the stories of the teachers and the students and we realized it was important to take action,”Mulinge said

The school that  started  as a home care for the blind student is now a host of 72 pupils ,39 of whom are boys and 33  girls.

However, the school is now under fear over security concerns due to lack of a perimeter wall.

“The school still lacks a perimeter wall and enough security. We request for more security at the premise," said Dorothy Ssebaduka, the school headteacher.

Speaking shortly after the commissioning of the dormitory and a computer laboratory  , the Minister for Education Janet Kataha Museveni said such an incident should never  happen against

“What happened on October, 25 2022 should not happen again and elsewhere,” Mrs Museveni said.

On the security concerns, the minister revealed that the matter shall be looked into.

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