Great Nyamyumba: Education


From 2005

  • A pre-school with 2 classrooms & patio accommodating 70 children.

  • A primary school with 9 classrooms (up to 600 children).

  • Summer School includes English lessons and fun activities for the younger children provided by volunteers.

  • A secondary school (400 pupils) - 10 classrooms, 2 refectories, kitchen, offices and computer room (since January 2014).

  • A dormitory, showers and toilets for boarders.

  • Lodgings for resident teaching staff. 

  • Focus is placed on the teaching of English, which is now the national official language.

  • Virginia Tech University US students are able to volunteer at the Nyamyumba group of schools since 2011.

  • Mabawa study scolarships are awarded to university students from the area (more than 40) and grants are also given to young people in vocational training.


Since summer 2015

One Laptop per child (

All primary school children received a computer and this made a real difference in their learning skills.

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