Chellaston Academy returned to construct for Mydel for the fifth time this July. After this year's project, Chellaston have now spent over 507 million to establish the Mydel McQuilton Academy. This year, a team of 25 students and six staff constructed two large classrooms, a sick room and a new staffroom for the teachers. This first floor, hoped to be the beginning of a three level flat, will now improve the standard of education for children who come to Mydel's school.
The students, who bricked and painted the building themselves, took five days to build it and then a further five to finish it off with the paintbrush. In between, electricians, plasterers, carpenters and roofers helped the students to complete the building. The new school building was inaugurated in a festive ceremony, which was attended by Uganda's honorary minister of primary education RoseMary Nansubuga Seninde.
Besides their great contribution to our primary school, they also brought many suitcases of clothes, which they gathered through donations in their home town Derby. The clothes were distributed to the most vulnerable population of the Mengo and Kisenyi slums in a community outreach by the students. They additionally raised 3 million UGS in cash donations, which were invested in food supplies for the beneficiaries of the street boys' home in Kisenyi.