The Magooli Children's Education Center - Namayingo (MCEC) has been an ongoing project of CCCU’s since March of 2018. This ongoing labor of love could not have been possible without the help of our donors, workers, educators, and of course the children. CCCU believes that with education as a foundation, children can have endless opportunities.
MCEC is the only non-profit school in the entire Namayingo District and it supports 214 orphans and destitute children across six different class levels (Baby, Middle, Top, Primary one, Primary two, and Primary three).
There are five teachers, one headmaster, a nurse and a cook on the campus that are in charge of the day to day activities at MCEC. The nursery school is made up of three classes: the baby class has 43 children, the middle has 28 children , and the top class has 36 children. The primary school has three classes. Primary one has 45 children, primary two has 39 children, and primary three has 23 children. Of the 214 children in attendance, 160 of them are supported financially by CCCU . The remaining 54 children are attending the school at their parents expense to get a quality education in the local village.
The teachers use syllabus and curriculum designed by the National Curriculum Development Center (NCDC) of Uganda. Subjects taught are: Numbers, Health Habit, Language Development 1, Language Development 2, and Social Development.
Teachers apply several methods of teaching in their daily lessons. Some of the methods they use are, guided discovery, discussions, and continuous assessment. The current lack of a computer has proved to be a bit of a challenge when it comes to giving daily assignments to the children.
Classrooms are teacher-oriented and the teaching style is exclusively frontal. This means that the students sit at their desk in a passive, but receptive mode focusing on the teacher at the front of the classroom who is actively involved in teaching.
The children have an eight hour school day Monday - Friday with additional time on Saturday for bible lessons.
For the first time since March of 2020, Uganda has resumed schooling and MCEC has been able to open our doors once again!
While the school has not been open since the start of the pandemic, we have been fortunate enough to retain all of our teachers during this time. The teachers have been graciously traveling to the homes of the students, with learning materials, helping them keep up with their education while at home.
We are so excited to be back at school full time, but with the pandemic still present, we are asking for donations to help with the regular supply of PPE to keep our students, teachers, and staff safe. If you would like to help us, please click the button & donate below! These unforeseen circumstances have made everyone adjust in some way and we are thankful for any contribution you are able to make.
MCEC has been providing quality education to children since February of 2019. The amount of growth we have seen in not only the children and community, but in CCCU as an organization has been wonderful. As we grow we hope to continue to bring the best opportunities to the Magooli community. With that being said, MCEC is only a fraction of the way done! The original plans for MCEC include eight classrooms, a library, staff room & offices, a cafeteria and a courtyard-like activity area. MCEC is a long term project that we hope will provide education to the community for years and years to come.