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4 October Oct 2018 1026 04 October 2018

Ugandan Oguru Primary school story: born under a tree and now completely renovated

A short video tells the story of this community–based primary school, supported by AVSI since 2011 and now refurbished thanks to the Italian institution "Provincia Autonoma di Bolzano"

Oguru Primary School (3)

In 1958, Oguru Primary, a catholic founded school in Uganda begun under a tree. It gradually grew into a community–based primary school owned by tribal clans of Acholi thus the name “Oguru” meaning a group of clans.

The school was recognized as a community–based primary school by Government of Uganda in 1996. The two grass thatched classrooms built by parents were destroyed during the insurgency in Northern Uganda, when Gulu District Local Government constructed permanent classrooms which were later occupied by Government soldiers.

The dilapidated buildings were renovated by AVSI Foundation in 2011, and a library, food store, two classrooms and staffroom block of four units constructed with funding from Provincia Autonoma di Bolzano, Italy in 2018.

Watch the video documenting the story of the school

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