MTN Foundation renovates secondary school in Busia

MTN Foundation renovates secondary school in Busia giving Busia Secondary school a facelift. A 10-classroom block was given an entirely new look after years of standing in a worrying state. The MTN Foundation handed over the revamped classroom block to what is known to be the oldest secondary school in Busia district.

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MTN Foundation renovates secondary school in Busia which was a risk to students

The secondary school was renovated at a cost of UGX 75million in an effort for MTN to ensure that learners in the region get access to quality education by providing decent facilities.

MTN Foundation Senior Manager Bryan Mbasa

The MTN Uganda Foundation Senior Manager Bryan Mbasa said, “Our intention was to provide a conducive learning environment for the students of Busia secondary school. Our intervention involved replacement of the roofing, windows, doors, floor, plastering and giving the school a new coat of paint. Now it’s conducive enough for the students to be able to learn in it again.”

He further explained, “We are aware that as a developing nation, government tends to be stretched by all the competing needs. As a foundation, we try to come in to supplement government efforts where we can because we know that it’s through collective responsibility that we can attain our development goals as a nation.”

Just as the MTN foundation renovates secondary school in Busia, the telecom giant in numerous efforts has contributed to the education sector in Uganda by creating easy access to services that would otherwise be difficult to receive in rural areas. MTN’s most recent campaign saw the donation of solar kits to 56 schools in different parts of the country to allow school activities to progress in the most efficient and coordinated way possible.

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MTN Foundation has provided support to the education sector in Eastern Uganda in numerous ways which include the building of new classroom blocks and sanitary facilities at Malongo Ark PEAS School and Kityerera PEAS High School in Mayuge district, Toroma PEAS High School in Katakwi district, and Apealeui PEAS High School in Amuria district.

The headteacher of Busia Secondary school Aggrey Mayende expressed his gratitude towards MTN for coming to the school’s rescue as the dilapidated block posed a threat to students and teachers.

Busia Secondary school block before renovation

“These buildings badly needed renovation, but the district had no budget to immediately restore the school. We are very grateful to MTN for standing with the students of this school and the people of Busia to restore the image of our oldest education institution. Now our students can once again enjoy class in a clean and healthy environment,” Mayende said.

The MTN Foundation is an arm of MTN Uganda that is mandated to carry out the telecom giant’s Corporate Social Responsibility functions. The telecommunications company assists communities and community efforts in the fields of health, education, and national focus areas such as earthquakes, COVID19, and others.

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