Former Student donates scholastic materials to Pupils of former school, calls for more intervention
By Innocent Ruhangariyo
In a heartwarming gesture of generosity, Jane Tumushabe, an old girl from Bugongi Primary School, through Mercy Twikirize the Director Hadassah Girls Empowerment project has today donated over 83 school bags mounted to 1.8million shillings to pupils of Bugongi Primary School in need to support their education.
Most of the pupils at Bugongi Primary School which has enrollment of about 400 pupils, located in Bugongi upper in Northern division in Kabale municipality, has been grappling with a lack of enough essential school supplies, hindering the pupils’ ability to study effectively and be forced to carry their books and materials in their hands and sometimes in polythene bags, leading to frequent loss and damage of their books and materials.
According to Henry Mayanja, the Head teacher of Bugongi Primary School, expressed his gratitude to Tumushabe for her thoughtful donation calling upon other former students to follow her example and support their school.
He explaining the importance of alumni involvement in improving the quality of education for current students.
The pupils including Comfort Akatwijuka, Blessing Akatwijuka and Joshua Owamaani all from primary seven shared their past experiences before receiving the school bags and other scholastic materials, highlighting the challenges they faced due to lack of proper equipment like losing books and other study materials was a common occurrence, making it difficult for them to keep up with their studies explaining that this time it will be minimized.
Speaking to our reporter, Mercy Twikirize representing Jane Tumushabe and school alumni in Kampala to deliver these items revealed that this donation has brought huge relief to the pupils and their families to protect their books but also instill a sense of pride and motivation in the pupils, encouraging them to pursue their education with renewed enthusiasm adding that not only Bugongi primary school pupils need these items but many children need empowerment in order to have an effective education.