The School is located in the Mubaku village is located in northwest Uganda with a population of 730 (389 male and 341 female) The surrounding area served by the school has a population 2,366 (1,134 male and 1,090 female). The village lies across Lake Albert from the Democratic Republic of Congo, virtually in the heart of central Africa. It borders Murchison Falls National Park on the Southern bank of the Victoria Nile. Mubaku has undergone decades without significant development in terms of education, infrastructure, transportation, health facilities and access to clean water.
The School is one of the efforts of the Mubaku Community Conservation Organization (MUCCO), a not for profit Community Based Organization (CBO). It is focused on eduction, health and sanitation, access to clean water and sustainable development for our community members in the Albertine region of Uganda.
MUCCO was started in 2013 by a group of talented and creative men and women of all ages to entertain tourists who come to Murchison Falls National Park to raise money to help the village.
In 2014 MUCCO was incorporated in Ngwedo Sub County, Buliisa district as a not for profit Community Based Organization (CBO) with registration number CD/037/16/17.
By 2015, it had attracted a large percentage of the local community to support the programs MUCCO had launched.
MUCCO consists of different cultural groups like Alur, Bagungu, Banyoro, and Acholi It’s purpose is to educate youth to understand how to build skills and collect resources for sustainable development rather than encroaching into the National Park for short term, unsustainable cash. The positive results of MUCCO activities is expected to create educational, cultural, social and economic benefit to bridge and prevent the drastic increase HIV/AIDS, poverty and school dropout.
One of the accomplishments of MUCCO is the forming of a Native Band and Dancers to play in the local lodges.
Here is a video from Oct 2019 of the band and dancers practicing.
Uganda, The Pearl of Africa
Uganda was called the Pearl of Africa by Winston Churchill.
Uganda is a landlocked country bordered by South Sudan to the North, DRC Congo to the West, Rwanda and Tanzania to the South, and Kenya to the East. It is astride the Equator. Topographically much of Uganda can be classified as a plateau with numerous hills, valleys and extensive savanna plains.
Uganda averages about 1,100 Metres (3,609 ft) above sea level, sloping very steadily downwards to 614 metres (2,014 ft) where the Albert Nile crosses the border with South Sudan.
Much of the south of the country is heavily influenced by one of the world’s biggest lakes, Lake Victoria. Although landlocked, Uganda contains many large lakes. Besides Lakes Victoria, there are Lake Kyogam, Lake Albert, Lake Edward and the smaller Lake George.
Most important cities are located in the south, near this lake, including the capital Kampala and the nearby city of Entebbe.
Uganda lies almost completely within the Nile basin. The Victoria Nile drains from Lake Victoria into Lake Kyoga and thence into Lake Albert on the Congolese border. It then runs northwards into South Sudan. An area in eastern Uganda is drained by the Suam River, part of the internal drainage basin of Lake Turkana. The extreme north-eastern part of Uganda drains into the Lotikipi Basin, which is primarily in Kenya