The Nancy Wright Building

Our second brick school building is completed!  Total cost $22,212 USD

Nancy Wright

The second brick school building has three nursery classrooms and a women’s empowerment center.  The women’s empowerment center opens up on the main road to the lodges. It gives the village women a place to make and sell crafts to the tourist while their children are in school.  It is also a place for the women to learn reading, writing, and arithmetic.

The second building is  named in honor of Nancy Wright, a long-time supporter of the school.  Nancy passed away shortly after attending the dedication of the first building on September 8, 2019.  The people of Mubaku village requested that the new building be named in her honor.   Read more about Nancy’s contribution in our November 2019 Mubaku Educational Foundation Newsletter #2.

The building first started being used in Feb 2021, before painting and finishing work was completed.

July 23, 2021:  The Building is finished!


A chronological record of the construction

For a chronological record of the construction of the Nancy Wright Building continue scrolling down.

Supplies Arrive!

March 2, 2020: Sand and Gravel Arrive

March 2, 2020: Bricks for the foundations

March 6, 2020: Laying out the building.

The Community Dug the Foundation

The parents do not have a lot of money, but they can provide labor.   The parents got together and dug the foundation trench.  Unfortunately, we have no pictures from this event.

The Foundation Is Going In!

Work has started on the foundations!

March 20, 200: Foundations for the 3 classrooms looking toward the main road)

March 20, 2020:  Classroom foundations looking from nursery playground/parking area.

March 20, 2020: Trench for the foundation of the women’s empowerment center. The shade structure is on the right back of the picture.

March 27, 2020: Video Update from the construction site

March 27, 2020: Putting up half walls.

March 27, 2020:  Foundation done

March 27, 2020:  Foundation done

March 27, 2020: Front half wall going up

Work Has Stop due to lack of Cement.

Due to the shut down of the country due to COVID-19, there is no cement available. Until we can buy cement again, construction has come to a stop.   Uganda shut down the county before they had their first case.  Almost all cases were from workers returning from overseas jobs.

April 10, 2020: Front view of Women’s Empowerment Center with original shade structure in the back. Enough bricks are on-site to finish the walls.

April 10, 2020: Front view of the three nursery classrooms.  Women’s Empowerment Center is at the other end of the building.

April 10, 2020: View from the main road showing the Women’s Empowerment Center with the three Nursery classrooms in the back.

Work has started up again as cement is available!

Uganda slowly opens up from the  COVID-19 shutdown, and now cement is available. More bricks have  been ordered, and work has restarted,



May 10, 2020: Charles was able to travel to Mubaku and get work on the building restarted. You can see the original mud and stick building in the background.

May 10, 2020:  More bricks being delivered.  The original structure is in the background.   Work will be starting May 12 on the walls.

May 10, 2020: Bricks delivered.  The original structure in the background on the right. The new structure is through the tree behind the bricks.

May 12, 2020: Work has restarted. Working on a wall of the Women’s Empowerment Center.

May 12, 2020: The concrete beam that will hold the roofing truss has been poured on the far classroom

May 17, 2020: This view shows the entry for the women’s empowerment center.

May 17, 2020: The new building and the original structure in the background.

May 17, 2020:  More of the concrete beams for the roofing has been completed

May 25, 2020: View of the three classrooms, the teacher office/storage, and the women’s; center.

May 25, 2020: Back window of women’s empowerment center, Teacher office, and one classroom

May 25, 2020: The three classrooms

May 25, 2020: The teacher’s office and three classrooms.


May 25, 2020: Video Update from the construction site

Shows new construction and original structure.


June 1, 2020: Roofing Supplies Arrive!

Roofing Supplies and Additional Cement arrive at Mubaku. Due to COVID-19, there is no public transportation, and the number of people allowed in the delivery truck is limited, so Charles road a motorcycle to Mubaku.

May 30, 2020:  Charles on his way to Mubaku.

June 1, 2020:  Truck carrying supplies arrives in Mubaku

Greeting the truck

June 1, 2020: Unloading the Truck

June 1, 2020: Classrooms Covered Walkway Started

June 1, 2020: Women Empowerment Center Entrance


June 12, 2020: Patio of Women’s Empowerment Center Status


June 21, 2020: Walls for Women’s Empowerment Center Complete

Front of Women’s Empowerment Center

Side of Women’s Empowerment Center

June 21, 2020: Work on classrooms continues


July 4, 2020: Roofing

Adding the Rafters

Metal is on the roof. The roof has been constructed so that they can collect rainwater which will provide safe drinking water.

Cover porch for classrooms


July 10, 2020: Women’s Empowerment Center (WEC) Leaders visit site

WEC  leaders arrive and discuss what they can do

WEC Leaders discussing plans

The WEC leadership is looking forward to opening.

July 31, 2020: remaining costs to complete and finish the Nancy Wright Building.

To finish the building.

Materials: 10,750,000 UGX ($2,900 USD) this consists of the following:

Lake sand    2,250,000 UGX
River sand    1,500,000 UGX
Additional Brick    1,750,000 UGX
Cement    5,250,000 UGX

To equip the school

The budget of 16,126,200 UGX ($4,000 USD) is for the furnishings and supplies to equip the nursery school and are as follows;

45 Desks  7,533,000 UGX ($2,025 USD)
4 Tables  2,083,00 UGX ($600 USD)
2 Bookcases    967,200  ($260 USD)
10 Chairs  1,116,000 UGS ($300 USD)
400 Books  1,488.000 ($400 USD)
Supplies (Paper, Pencils, caulk, etc)  1,674,000 ($450 USD)

Furnishing for the Women’s Empowerment Center

To by the equipment and materials to open the WEC 9,600,00 Ugandan Schillings ($2,600 USD)

1 netting machine
3 sewing machine
10 pieces of Kitenge
1 fridge for selling soft drink
1 solar panel for charging the battery to run the above
2 tables
4 tables

For Health and safety

A modern cement-lined latrine to replace the dirt hole currently being used.  15,000,000 Ugandan Shillings ($4,100 USD)

Install a 5,000-gallon water tank to capture water from the roof. 2,600,000 Ugandan Shillings ($800 USD).

July 30, 2020, to August 7, 2020: Progress building the doors and windows

These are being built on Kamala. Soon they will be on-site for installation. Thank you all for your contributions that make this possible.

July 30, 2020: The welding is done on one set of windows. Notice the ventilation slots at the top of the windows.  That is a common feature to allow the heat to escape when the building is locked up.

July 30, 2020: Welding is also completed on the double door for the Women’s Empowerment Center

August 7, 2020:  Two of the classroom doors are painted.  Notice the metal studs on the side of the doors to firmly attach them to the walls.

Sept 16, 2020,  Doors and Windows going in.

Doors are being installed into the brick walls.

Women’s Empowerment Center (WEC) front door and side window installed.

Oct 7, 2020: Finishing up installing windows and the start of plastering.

The walls of the classrooms are beginning to be plastered.

Plastering finished on walls.  Floors will be poured last,

Room being plastered

Preparing the wall for the BlackBoard.

Oct 27, 2020: Finishing up plastering.

All interior and exterior walls are plastered. Still to do is clean up,  furnishings,  Latrine, and rainwater capture system.  Estimated cost $9,000 USD

The entrance to the Women’s Empowerment Center

Front and Classrooms entrance side of the building

Back of building, Future large barrel to capture rain

Jan 27, 2021:  Finishing Touches.

The building is usable. . We still need funds for furnishings,  Latrine, and rainwater capture system.  Estimated cost $8000 USD

Women’s Empowerment Center is Open

Women learning to sow with sewing machines, Repairing students’ clothing.

Bricks to finish Latrine are onsite.

Feb 27, 2021:  Work is progressing again.

After a supply shortage, we now have the construction supplies on-site. We need funds for furnishings and the Latrine.  Estimated cost $6,500 USD.

Feb 16, 2021: We overcame COVID19 supply change problems, and now we have the cement and plaster to finish.

Feb 16, 2021:  The lake waters have receded, and we now have the sand we need on-site.

Feb  26, 2021: Work has started on the Latrine for the 2nd building.


March 12, 2021:  Latrine Complete!

March 12, 2021: The latrine for the second building is complete.

Next Steps:

The funds to paint the building have been raised. However, the building lacks desks, tables, bookcases, books, and other supplies. We still need over $3,000 to purchase everything. Please consider contributing to get the new building fully operational.

Painting The Building

Funds for painting were raised and painting started.

June 25, 2021: Painting  has started

June 28, 2021: Second Coat started

June 29, 2021:  Inside painting


June 30, 2021: The sign on the classroom side before painting

July 2, 2021:  The sign on the front after painting

Jul 3, 2021:  Exterior Painting Complete and Exterior Solar Lights working.


To equip the school

Half the budget of 16,126,200 UGX ($4,000 USD) for the furnishings and supplies to equip the nursery school has been raised and spent.

Remaining items are as follows;

4 Tables  2,083,000 UGX ($600 USD)
2 Bookcases    967,200  ($260 USD)
10 Chairs  1,116,000 UGS ($300 USD)
400 Books  1,488.000 ($400 USD)
Supplies (Paper, Pencils, caulk, etc)  1,674,000 ($450 USD)

July 23, 2012:  The building is complete!


As of August 28, 2021, Remaining to equip the school:

6 Tables $840 USD
400 Books $400 USD
Supplies (Paper, Pencils, caulk, etc)  $450 USD


Note: The school determined that they need two additional tables above what was originally planned.