Rubango Primary School is located in Katooke Sub County, Kyenjojo District. The school holds a total number of over one hundred and fifty pupils with only six teachers. The school had only one toilet that was constructed by parents which was in a sorry state and being used by both teachers and pupils. There was also a problem of water access, as the school used a nearby swampy well. Rural monitors intervened to save the situation by using ICT tools like radios and phones to raise the issue to the concerned leaders.
“Rubango Primary School was in a sorry state. We went on radio and talked about the issue several times appealing to different local leaders both at the district and sub county levels to intervene. We also used other plat forms like face book to post the pictures of the dilapidated structures. As I talk, two toilets have been built at the school, and also water has been connected. However, we are still going ahead to see that the school gets new buildings, because the existing ones are in a poor condition and not enough”, said Muzoora Godwin, the Chairperson Of Katooke People’s Forum in Katooke Sub County, Kyenjojo District.
|ToroDev's M&E Officer Shilla Amanya at Katooke market|
The advocacy forums are supported by SIDA/CIPESA on a project aimed at using appropriate ICT tools to promote democratic engagement in the Rwenzori Region, Western Uganda.