“Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are older they will not turn from it.” Proverbs 22:6
Kyamaganda community has one government school which is located at the extreme end of the village. The children travel a distance of 5-12 kms to reach the school. In the town council there exists private schools but they are expensive on the level of peasantry farmers that at times have one meal a day. Children study in the bare footed life, only 2 children out of 20 have shoes and they carry their books in polyethylene bags and one or none has a descent bag to keep the books safely. Children carry food to school as part of the leftover from supper and its mainly posho. By lunch time such food is not in healthy state but no option. At school porridge costs UGX: 30,000 ($24.00 USD) and Lunch UGX: 50,000 ($13.50 USD) per term (three months).
Many students hardly have enough scholastic materials since the economic stand is weak and the schools themselves have not enough teaching and learning aids. Many school structures are in a sorry state made of mud and wattle, those in town are better off than rural schools.
Notably, 60% of students have full school uniforms, a reasonable number have very old uniforms which are torn and in a funny state which degrades privacy and human dignity. The teachers hire houses from community where they stay and 70% of the schools don’t have teacher’s houses. Some teachers travel using bicycles to reach the schools in the morning and move longer distances on average of 3-5 kms to go at school for teaching.