“The situation is quite dire,” she said. “The staff room was built to accommodate at least 30 teachers. However, the school population has since grown and so has the staff team, who are now close to 75, rendering the conditions within the staff room impractical.”
Mrs. Kisarale noted that there is enough space within the school compound to accommodate the administration block and other projects.
The Gayaza Old Girls Association (GOGA) Chairperson, Dr. Florence Kasirye, said the association took on the project in 2015.
“We are glad that many alumnae and friends of the school have given tremendous support and more people have shown interest in giving back to the school,” she said, noting that the team of architects and engineers are already in place and have developed the designs.
“We now need to progress to construction and are looking for more support,” said Dr. Kasirye. “GOGA, the Parents Teacher’s Association (PTA) and the Gayaza High School Administration and Students are going full steam ahead to raise Not Less than One Billion Uganda Shillings by June 2017 to construct a new administration block at the School.”
Revealing that collection of this money has already started, Dr. Kasirye called on students, Old Girls, current and former parents, husbands, brothers, sisters, grandparents and friends of Gayaza to “rally with us to achieve this goal”.
The Charity Walk Chairperson and PTA Chair, Dr. Evelyn Kahiigi said, “This aggressive drive to support our Great School will culminate in the “TAMBULA GAYAZA” Fundraising Walk to be held on Sunday 11 June 2017.”
Those looking to support the project or requiring more information can do so in a number of ways including the following:
- Please contact your year representative
- Contact any member of GOGA, PTA, GHS Administration
- Pick an official form from the designated locations listed such as Aristoc, Café Javas, Gayaza High School, Gayaza Junior School etc.
Pay into the following accounts;
- Stanbic Bank Uganda, Gayaza Old Girls Association, 9030011835391
- Housing Finance Uganda Ltd, Gayaza Old Girls Association, 0100371662
- Mobile Money 0772 401 185 (Florence Kasirye)