The St, John Paul Mugwanya Complex Day and Boarding Primary School in Masaka, Uganda was founded by a group of five volunteers and teachers who felt pity for disadvantaged and orphaned children from the slums of Ssaza Masaka district, whose parents died of HIV/AIDS. It has an average population of 564 pupils, (322 girls and 242 boys); half of which are orphans. The school relies on water from swamps and unprotected springs, and diseases such as typhoid, dysentery, cholera are common occurrences especially during the rainy season. The school also lacks proper sanitary facilities (toilets/latrines and washrooms). The school is registered as an NGO (reg. no. S.5914/5891) and its mission is to improve education and moral values so that each child becomes a responsible and productive citizen.
To contract competent construction firms, purchase materials, excavate the construction site, monitor the construction process, build and open new sanitary facilities.
Reduction of illness in children, teachers and support staff at the school. Plus, improved standards of academic performance as a ripple effect of the healthier lifestyle.