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Sacred Heart School, Kyamusansala Hill, UGANDA

Whether you have journeyed with us for three, six, nine, even twelve years, or are new to our story, rejoice with us as we celebrate Sacred Heart Primary School’s amazing journey from a simple plot of land to a thriving education endeavor for 530 girls.

` Stand with her. Invest in her. Rejoice with her.'

From its beginning in 2003 Alums from around the world have shown a keen interested in the newest of Sacred Heart Schools in Uganda. Read more on its progress and about other RSCJ educational works in Uganda and Kenya.

Newsletter Fall 2013 - Click here to read more
  1. Contents:
    1.- Sacred Heart Turns 10
  2. 2.- Stand with her. Invest in her. Rejoice with her.
  3. 3.- Teachers put our fire with newly-purchased equipment
  4. 4.- Highlights from another education work of our sisters in Uganda & Keny
    St. Bernadette's Primary, Jinja - Small school serving the slums has swelling enrollment, needs.
    Compelling Needs: Midday Lunch Program and Classroom Desks
    5.- Funding Priorities
    6.- Thanks to our Supporters

    Contact Info: Sr. Irene Cullen • UGK Mission Support Office • P.O.Box 712545 • San Diego, CA92171-2545
    619.684.5957 •

Newsletter Fall 2012 - Tenth Anniversary
(pages 1 & 2) -
page 3 - Mission Immersion Program -
page 4 - Photos -

Sr. Cullen, Director of the USA based Mission Support Office for the Uganda Kenya Province, attended the 2000 AASH national meeting in San Francisco and announced their plans for the newest Sacred Heart School in Africa. She predicted then that within a decade there would be new Alumnae joining the Sacred Heart world–wide family. Her forecast came true.

By 2011 First group of Sacred Heart Primary graduates attends our RSCJled Kalungu high school nearby as part of the extended Tuition Aid Program. Blessing of the long awaited classroom block. 100% of our graduates are attending high school (the national average for Ugandan village girls is 35%). Our Primary Seven graduates test out in the national exams as 4th in the country and 2nd in the District. Construction of an underground water reservoir completed. Gift of adjoining land for a much needed sports field for our residential school with 530 student population.

By 2009. 441 students with all seven grades now functioning. Graduating classes continue to score excellent results on the national examinations. The school receives early government accreditation.

By 2006 Tuition aid for 110 students. Fourteen large water tanks installed thanks to the USA Sacred Heart Network of Schools. Second floor of multipurpose building is completed. Sewing program begins with matching gifts from USA and local Ugandan families. 345 students living and attending classes in the two functional buildings. Separate housing for the Sisters provided and one set of staff housing units completed.

By 2003 The residential village school opens with 85 students in grades 1-3, teachers, RSCJ administration, all living and working within one school building. Within another three years the enrollment rises to 345 in Grades 1-6. Solar panels from Sacred Heart Network of schools in Europe are installed in one building. The school’s farming component begins in earnest. The first floor of a new multi-purpose building is completed which provides space for the student dining, assemblies and liturgies as well as kitchen and food storage areas.

In 2000 The RSCJ dream to build a Sacred Heart school in rural Uganda begins to take tangible shape when a groundbreaking ceremony is held on donated land on Kyamusansala Hill. A dear Priest friend gave the Sisters this property for a school because he believed in the RSCJ educational mission to those most in need. Over the next two years fundraising and friend-raising efforts begin with vigor.





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