Education

We operate a secondary/ vocational school because all our children deserve education to boost their and our countries development. Support us with equipment and materials.

St. Theresa Vocational Secondary School-Mahyoro has qualified staff in both the National Secondary School Curriculum and Vocational Section. The School is open to everyone irrespective of race, religion or ethnic background for both teachers and students. In admitting students, special attention is given to Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC’s) and through RENA Foundation Uganda; they are linked to development partners in Uganda and from developed countries for assistance.

Our holistic approach
Our school was started so as to uplift the standard of education among the vulnerable communities in the region. Our holistic approach gives opportunities to students to acquire additional skills in vocational training hence, preparing them for a brighter future. Every student at this school goes through the normal Ugandan Secondary Schools’ Curriculum in addition to training in at least one Vocational Subject.

The teaching of Science Subject is given a priority and whenever we do research in the field, we hear again and again from the groups we support that it is as helpful to raise awareness as it is to raise funds. RENA Foundation Uganda recognizes the vital importance of educating people about needs, causes and solutions to improve the understanding of other people.

To boost student’s morale, the School also offers bursaries to bright and talented students at all levels and this has greatly improved the quality of student’s grades at National Examinations.

Scholarship Program
RENA Foundation Uganda through its Scholarship Program makes it possible for many young girls and boys to continue their education that otherwise would have dropped out and found themselves married and mothers/fathers at 14, or ill-paid and overworked manual laborers on plantations, or out on the streets risking infection with HIV/AIDS to make a living.

Partners
St.Theresa was found in 2006 with funding from Hope Foundation Switzerland. In 2008, Hope Foundation Switzerland in conjunction with Accentus Foundation Switzerland funded the construction of the girls’ dormitory which is now complete, making it possible for children living further away to attend our school.

Future
Our main focus now is on the boy’s dormitory, library, and laboratory.

Current school leadership:

St Theresa is overseen on behalf of the Board of Directors by an Education Commission which comprises of:

No

Name

Position

1

Rev. Fr. Adolf L. Mumanzi

Chairperson Education Commission

2

Mr. Tumuhairwe Venansio

Member

3

Mrs. Florence Ithungu Basaliza

Member

4

Mrs. Constance Bangirana

Member

5

Mr. Magezi Simon

Member

In line with the Education Act, the following members have been proposed to the Minister of Education for appointment as Board of Governors for St Theresa Vocational secondary school.

No Name Position
1 Rev. Fr. Adolf L. Mumanzi Chairperson Education Commission
2 Mr. Tumuhairwe Venansio Member
3 Mrs. Florence Ithungu Basaliza Member
4 Mrs. Constance Bangirana Member
5 Mr. Magezi Simon Member
6 Mr. Kaheru Juma Chairman L.C.III
7 Mr. Byamugisha Deo Male Councilor-Mahyoro S/County
8 Mr. Remmy Kiiza Ndabalema Parents representative
9 Mr. Kamukama Solomon Old students representative
10 Mr. Agaba Nicolas Staff representative

St Theresa has over time improved its performance both academically and in other co-curricular activities. During the academic year 2015 the school performed best in Kamwenge district at the Uganda  Examinations of ordinary level with 10 students scoring division one. During 2016 the school participated in the Coca cola soccer tournament and both the boys and girls teams qualified to play at the Rwenzori region level.