Kirigara primary school is in Eastern region whereby there is no water nor electricity Mrs. Silvia Kibobori who is alumni of MASHAV-2016 cohort took it up to make it happen.
She called the area member of parliament, parents teachers and learners and sensitized them about Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) and there after they agreed to hold hands to start some activities that could promote ESD in the school. The learners were also introduced to ESD progressively since this was to involve all members of the school. Through this effort, there is now water and electricity to be used by all stakeholders. Silvia is new in the school but has brought about a great change by “going beyond the obvious” and thinking out of the box.
The learners started applying the knowledge learnt in class by school small projects such as using bare land to grow vegetables that they could use for meals at school. This was to enable the needy children to have something to eat before going home and also to cut on the cost of purchasing vegetables.
There is also a garden for maize that was established. Young maize planted by the same learners but the big challenge was carrying water from home since the school had no water completely.
A thousand miles starts with a single step. As we set out for the new year, 2019, we are planning on how to drill a borehole to enable us have sufficient water to carry out the farm projects.