St. Paul Infant Primary School and Coyote Ridge Elementary School


St. Paul Infant Primary School

Location: Nkokonjeru, Uganda – approximately 30 miles east of the capital city of Kampala; tropical terrain; remote
Colorado Partner School: Coyote Ridge Elementary, Broomfield, CO, USA
Time as a Partner School: Partnered since 2009
Number of Students: Approximately 120, preschool to age 12
Number of Teachers: 3
History: School was established in 2008 by the Namirembe Agnes, a former tailor, to meet the needs of the poor children in the area.
Amenities: Motorcycle and 14 passenger van purchased by Mwebaza Foundation and used to transport teachers and students to the school and bring in income for school through a taxi service; 5 new EnviroLoo toilets, which are waterless and convert waste to compost; rainwater-fed hand washing stations; new 4-classroom solid school building with a library room and teachers office; two rainwater collection tanks with sterilization systems; 12-panel solar power system.
Needs: Over half of students are AIDS orphans; teacher training; teacher homes; land expansion; basic school supplies.

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Coyote Ridge Elementary School

Location: 13700 Broadlands Drive, Broomfield, Colorado 80023 – located approximately 15 miles northwest of Denver in the northern Front Range region; suburban
African Partner School: St. Paul Infant Primary School, Nkokonjeru, Uganda
Time as a Partner School: Partnered since 2009
Number of Students: Approximately 440, Kindergarten through 5th grades
Number of Teachers: Approximately 22 regular classroom teachers and 8 specialists
History: Coyote Ridge Elementary opened in 1999. The Broomfield community, which it serves, had a contest and determined the name of the school at that time. Coyotes are still in abundance in the surrounding area.