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Fatima SSS appeals for donor intervention

Jul 13, 2020, 12:31 PM | Article By: Jarra Cham

Management of Fatima Senior Secondary School in Bwiam, Foni Kansala District has appealed for donor intervention as the school is facing overwhelming constrains.

Established in September 1990, the school is recently faced with dilapidated classrooms, insufficient furniture, and lack of modern and relevant books for students.

Principal, Philip Bass said despite the numerous achievements of the school, they still face overwhelming constraints that could severely hamper students’ academic performance or make the school to lose its academic excellence.

He said there is a need for an establishment of a staff quarters and painting of the whole school by replacing some of the roofing. "Students are forced to vacate the classrooms when it rains. Lack of computers is another big constraints. We would love that by the time our students graduate from here; they can go straight to work and use computers conveniently."

A one-time student of the school, Mr Bass further stressed the need to equip the library with modern and relevant textbooks, saying their library still harbours very irrelevant books, which are less useful to students.

"The technical and science labs and the school’s examination hall all require urgent refurbishment. Despite our huge efforts and achievements, our progress face setback due to lack of support."

Ebrima Jarju, an interim committee member of the school, said the school is known for discipline and hard work but current constraints are slowing its delivery. "I urge the entire ex-students of Fatima to look back to the school."

Meanwhile, the Fatima class of 2008 has donated dozens of corrugated iron sheets to the school with the objective to inspire and give back to its alma mater.

The school seeks to improve the learning conditions of its students, create self-confidence, and provide learning opportunities and skills, thus enabling them to better handle the challenges of life.