MTN Uganda, through its corporate social responsibility arm#MTNFoundation, handed over a three classroom block to PEAS Aspire High School, Ibanda.
The school was opened in 2016 in Ibanda (Kashangura) district of Western Uganda with 339 students. The school currently has 8 classrooms, with a capacity of 480 students. In Term 2, 2017, the school had 641 students (57% of whom are girls), more that its capacity could accommodate. This informed the need for MTN Uganda to move in and support:
“The school’s enrollment is expected to grow from the current 641 to 808 students this year, exceeding its current classroom capacity, and therefore needing extra classrooms to accommodate the students. Through the MTN Uganda Foundation, we reached out to PEAS to support with the expansion of a brand new three class room block” said Bryan Mbasa, MTN Uganda Foundation Manager.
PEAS, whose initials stand for Promoting Equality in African Schools, is a UK based education services NGO with operations in Uganda and Zambia. It operates with the aim of improving and increasing access to better education services in hard to reach communities of Uganda. PEAS runs 28 schools across Uganda, serving close to 15,000 learners (52% of whom are girls)