Covid-19 Measures

Help us to cover staff salaries at KAASO during this difficult Covid period so that we can keep supporting students in desperate need

Covid-19 Measures

Help us to cover staff salaries at KAASO during this difficult Covid period so that we can keep supporting students in desperate need

Background

KAASO has suffered hugely during Covid, with the school closed by government mandate from March – October 2020. In October, only the final year Primary Seven students were allowed to resume classes and throughout 2021, other classes have slowly been able to return.

On 7th June 2021, Uganda went back into a national lockdown where all schools have had to close again, which has made things even more difficult. 

When the children were back in school, while it was wonderful to have them back in education, KAASO now faces major challenges to meet the strict Covid safety measures. They are now suffering under a heavy burden of additional costs. Where one teacher used to take a class, two or three teachers are now required for the same number of students due to stringent social distancing measures. Dormitories that used to house double decker bunks are now required to have single beds only, spaced 2 metres apart, creating a severe lack of dormitory space – and a need for more matrons. Hand washing stations have had to be erected around the school as well as temperature guns purchased for daily temperature checks and a constant stream of disinfectant is needed to comply with the twice-daily sterilising that must take place in each classroom.

To make matters worse, many of the fee-paying students at KAASO are no longer able to afford to pay school fees (or partial fees) and so while outgoings have increased, incoming funds have decreased.

All of this means that the impressive juggling act KAASO once ran which enabled the fee paying students to cover those unable to afford school fees is becoming unsustainable and the school is struggling to make ends meet. We are asking for donations to our urgent Covid relief fund to help cover the cost in the short term of teacher salaries and wages for non-teaching staff during this difficult time.

Use of funds
The funds donated will go directly into covering the costs of teacher salaries and wages for non-teaching staff at KAASO (matrons, cooks, gardeners and administration staff). This is a short-term relief fund until Covid restrictions begin to ease.

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