NDF Building Resilient Communities The MASOOLI PRIMARY SCHOOL INTEGRATED PROJECt (MPSIP)
In 2010 in an effort to build resilient communities, NDF embarked on a project targeting a government-aided primary school owned by the Church of Uganda called Masooli Primary School.
The project aimed at creating a Model Village, characterised by access to improved and sustainable health as well as education, clean water and sanitation facilities and robust community involvement and ownership which will lead to sustainable development.
NDF is keen on joining with like-minded partners to replicate the success achieved with the Masooli Primary School Integrated Project.
MAJOR ACHIEVEMENTS OF THE MASOOLI PRIMARY SCHOOL INTEGRATED PROJECT (2010-2017)
Water & Sanitation
Rainwater harvested into two large 45,000 and 20,000-litre tanks.
Construction of 3 7,000-litre tanks at Masooli Clinic and the latrines.
Excess water (during the rainy season and holidays) is being sold to the community.
Permanent, ventilated pit latrines lined with Interlocking Stabilized Soil Blocks (ISSB), which when filled can be emptied.
Fully tiled bathrooms with warm running water.
Physical Infrastructure Development
Refurbished classroom block.
Energy-saving kitchen with stoves that reduce on the reliance on wood.
Installation of solar energy lighting for the school during the night.
Construction of a kindergarten for children below 6 years of age.
Health & Education Promotion
NDF-owned-and-operated clinic (Health Centre II) catering to students, teachers and the Masooli Community.
NDF-run health education camps and awareness campaigns targeting the Masooli Community.
Provision of bursaries and scholarships to primary, secondary and vocational school students.
Food Security & Student Feeding
Construction of a granary (storage capacity of 3,000kg of maize) to store maize and other non-perishable food
Skills Development & Capacity Building
Training of school staff, students and some members from the Masooli Community in the production of Interlocking Stabilized Soil Blocks (ISSB).
Training in the production of MakaPads, which are a low-cost, effective solution to addressing the high rate of absenteeism of menstruating girls.
Training of some students in basic carpentry skills.