All countries venerate schools but few of them have enough educational institutions for their people – something particularly true of Africa.
Restore International believes the children of Uganda are the future of the country and change lies in their hands. This was the motivation then that prompted the NGO to do what it could to redress this balance by working with the local community in Lwalakwar Village in the Amuru District of northern Uganda, not too far from the city of Gulu.
The net result of that collaboration is a school that can accommodate up to 250 children and as many as 30 teachers and is constructed almost entirely of Hydraform interlocking blocks. To facilitate the project, the NGO purchased a Hydraform interlocking blockmaking machine.
Restore International then worked with members of the community, availing them of training and guidance in the correct use of the machine and helping them to build the school – as far as is possible, from the natural resources on site. As a postscript to constructing the school, the community of Lwalakwar now has the skills, along with continued access to the machinery, to embark on other building projects in the region.