Coloma Uganda Primary School Opens
On February 8th 2010 one of the dreams of the Daughters of Mary and Joseph, Africa Province, came true with the opening of Coloma Primary School in Uganda. Sr Adeodata Ahimbisibwe together with Sr Pascazia Kinkuhaire had for almost a year and a half supervised the construction of the school buildings and a community house.
The new Coloma Community consists of Sr Teresa Bateta, Sr Eileen Maher, Sr Fausta Komuhangi and Sr Mona Maher.
Coloma Convent Girls’ School is proud to be involved in fund raising efforts for the new school.
The school is a day and boarding primary school and aims to eventually cater for 1,000 children. The school site is situated about 9.5 kms from Mbarara town and about 4km from the main road. The land of the primary section which consists of 7 acres was purchased by the Daughters of Mary and Joseph in 2003 with a view to establish a primary school. Since then a plantation of 13 acres has been added as a source of food and income for the future.