I have been for sometime now looking for a chance to make known to the possible donors and well wishers a dream which I have been having for years now. I thank this Foundation for giving this chance!
My dream is to be able to build a MIXED SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL in my village Mujunju, which is found in Bunyagabu county, Kabarole district - Western Uganda and it is 43 km from Fort Portal town, the district administrative centre! I am the only person from my village of 35,600 people to have reached the university level! We have many children and youth who have not gone to school and those who have attended, have only finished primary school level. The manin reasons are two: my people are poor and they cannot afford to pay the school fees and secondly the secondary schools are far from them in Fort Portal town. It is because of this that having seen the usefulness of education, I would like to help my village by contributing to the building of a Secondary school there.
Already, in 2003 I bought the land personally at 11.5 million Uganda shillings where the school can be built. It is a Six acre piece of land adjacent to the main trading centre of the village. My wish is that if I could get someone or a group of donors to help me build this school and uplift the education standard of my people. With the experience I have had, my fear is that without education , my people will continue to be left behind and they will not have a bright future and a meaningful existence.
Now I am having some pastoral experience in a Parish in Germany. At the end of August I will be going back to Uganda and if there is anyone interested in my project, I can upload the necessary information regarding documentation, bills of quantities and costs foreseen in establishing this school. Thank you very much!
I am a Catholic priest belonging to the diocese of Fort Portal Catholic Diocese in Western Uganda. I was ordained a priest on 6th December, 1997 after doing my theological studies at Pontificia Urniversitas Urbaniana while staying at the Pontificio Collegio Urbano de Propaganda Fide in Rome - Italy from October 1993 to June 1997. After two years of pastoral work, I went back to Rome and did a Licentiate in Sacred Scriptures at Pontificio Istituto Biblico - Roma from October 1999 to June 2003 and a Doctorate in Biblical Theology at Pontificia Universita Lateranese which I finished in June 2005. I am now teaching at St. Paul´s National Major Seminary Kinyamasika in Fort portal - Uganda.
Rev. Dr. Fr. Athanasius Ahurwendeire Mugarra.