|Lunch time at Lobulepeded
In sight are the new classrooms built by NUSAF.
|These 2 trees were old classrooms
at Lobulepeded Primary School before NUSAF built classrooms.
By Jackie Nalubwama
Somewhere between Nakapiripirit Town and Namalu Trading
Centre is Lobulepeded Primary School. This bright school,
with 2 new buildings, is set between rocks and plain and
thus the reason for “Lobulepeded”- meaning a
place of stones in Karimojong.
Not so long ago 2 old trees were very significant at this
school because that is where classes were conducted, before
NUSAF’s classroom building Project came to the region.
At that point in time the rain was more respected than
the after school bell, because when it came down, pelting
the pupils’ heads, class was automatically adjourned.
Teaching P.1 to P.3, this is an important school because
the other nearest school is in Namalu, which is quite far
for these young ones to move from Lobulepeded.
Moses Abura, the school’s management committee chairman
said though there are 2 classrooms for P.2 and P.3, when
it rains, P.1 leaves the trees and shares the P.2 classroom.