Impact Story: Faith Christ Primary School, Uganda
Annet Omoding started as a small business owner and talented baker in Soroti, Uganda. Her goal was to open an education center to help children in her community, especially younger girls. Today, Faith Christ Primary School is the product of her focused efforts toward creating a quality learning environment for children.
Despite her humble background, Ms. Omoding worked tirelessly until she was able to open a small nursery school within the premises of her church in 2005. By the end of the year, the number of enrolled children had risen to such an extent that Ms. Omoding was compelled to take out multiple bank loans and build the school that she now owns.
Ms. Omoding has managed to pay back all the loans used to build and expand Faith Christ Primary School, which is now proudly established as a registered Nursery and Primary school, with a total of 430 learners. Her current efforts are now focused on assembling a stable and qualified teaching staff.
Ms. Omoding encourages lower-income families to educate their children, especially younger girls. To help support families, the school offers bursaries to parents with 3 or more children enrolled in her school, as well as to disabled students.
The workshops offer School Leadership Professional Development (SLPD) as part of EduQuality, a program of Opportunity EduFinance, promote staff training in terms of structuring child-centered lessons, marking schemes and general coordination between teachers. Ms. Omoding says that the professional development training has played a significant role in the growth of Faith Christ Primary School.