Nalango Secondary school in Kamuli District, South Eastern Uganda, started in 1997 with classes held under the mango trees. Led by inspirational headteacher Paul Kasadha, it now has 632 pupils, a boarding section, and has been granted full secondary school status by the government.

Since 2009, One Mile Closer has raised over £80,000 for the school, enabling the construction and purchase of 8 classrooms; a science laboratory; a computer laboratory; 20 latrines; staffroom, offices and 4 teachers’ houses; land purchase; desks, textbooks, water tanks, solar panels and science equipment. One Mile Closer maintains a close connection with Nalango – despite a long and bumpy motorbike ride, friends and family of Rob and James regularly visit the school, where construction is carried out through the Henry van Straubenzee Memorial Fund .


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