IN DIRE STRAIGHTS

Busia special school appeals for help to build classrooms

The institution also requires two dormitories for the girls and boys.

In Summary

• The institution also requires two dormitories for the girls and boys. 

• School headteacher Philomena Odongo told the Star they had received support in building materials from some wellwishers but they were not enough. 

A classroom in recess.
A classroom in recess.
Image: FILE

A special needs school in Budalangi constituency of Busia county has appealed for help to construct permanent classrooms, toilets and an administration block. 

Mundere Special School has 65 pupils with mental impairment who learn in classrooms made from iron sheets. 

The institution also requires two dormitories for the girls and boys. 

The special needs programme was started in 2005 by Action Aid and domiciled at St Andrews Mundere Primary School.  

It was relocated to its own compound in 2017 after it received funding from the Budalangi CDF.    

School headteacher Philomena Odongo told the Star they had received support in building materials from some wellwishers but they were not enough. 

St Nicholas Port Victoria Catholic Parish priest David Idoodi, former Vihiga county education director John Bosco Odongo and Bunyala subcounty education director George are among its benefactors. 

“We are appealing to well-wishers to assist us with the funds to enable the school management board to construct permanent classrooms,” Odongo said. 

She urged parents with children with various disabilities to hand them over to the teachers at the school so they can get proper care. 

Odongo also warned the parents to protect their disabled children from abuse by adults. 

(edited by O. Owino)