Musana CDO transforms containers into vocational schools for rural Uganda

Musana believes that education is the key to breaking the cycle of poverty within families and the community as a whole. With high drop out rates and a lack of quality standards within schools in Iganga, Uganda, Musana is committed to challenging the typical status quo.  Instead, Musana is offering the community a quality vocational educational institution that goes beyond exclusively utilizing the Ugandan curriculum to raise the next generation of Ugandan leaders.

To this end, we are partnering with Homes of Living Hope to convert two used shipping containers into vocational education classrooms. This gives Musana the opportunity to provide a space where valuable trade skills in fine art, plumbing, electrical and carpentry can be taught to students.

As a result, young adults will be equipped mentally and physically for the next chapter of their lives.  With the character, brains, and skills students will have the choice to either to continue their education, and utilize their trade to provide for themselves and their families, or both.

Photos

Two very happy Musana teachers!

MTech Mechanical employee, Dan Flowers, works with Musana student to install a window.

Watson Mills created stools which students at Musana’s school got to assemble and secure with screws upon arrival. Exciting project for these students!

Watson Mills created stools which students at Musana’s school got to assemble and secure with screws upon arrival. Exciting project for these students!

MTech employee, Dan Flowers, traveled to Uganda to help with the installation of windows, and a lot more!

Cutting opening for doors.

Thanks to the business partners, Casey Industrial and MTech Mechanical, for sharing their talent and resources to transform the containers into classrooms!

Roof install.

Roof installation begins!

The Musana vo-tech containers arrive in Uganda!

The Musana vo-tech containers arrive in Uganda!

The Musana vo-tech containers arrive in Uganda!

Shipping day!

Shipping day!

Container interior prior to loading & shipping.

Casey Industrial volunteers.

Interior of the fine arts container.

All ages can help with a Homes of Living Hope container project.

Volunteers load donations into the containers.

The fine arts vo-tech classroom.

The plumbing & electrical vo-tech classroom.

Volunteers sketch design outlines on the Musana containers.

“Buckets of Love” donations for the Musana containers.

Volunteers packs donations for Musana containers.

Volunteers packs donations for Musana containers.

MTech Mechanical employees painting container exterior.

MTech Mechanical employees, and their families, volunteered to build the Musana container.

MTech Mechanical employees working on Musana training center container.

Impact Engineering employees installing work benches.

MTech Mechanical employees finishing container interior.

Artist rendering of Musana’s completed vocational training center in Iganga, Uganda.

Artist rendering of Musana’s completed vocational training center in Iganga, Uganda.

Artist rendering of Musana’s completed vocational training center in Iganga, Uganda.

Employees from Watson Mills & Design volunteered time and materials to make stools for Musana’s training center.

Employees from Watson Mills & Design volunteered time and materials to make stools for Musana’s training center.

Meeting with the senior leaders from MCDO visiting from Uganda to review blueprints and design details.

Had a great meeting with MTech Mechanical and Casey Industrial to discuss the Musana Community Development Organization container project.

Musana Vocational High School

Videos

Here some videos of the spot where their shipping containers turned vo-tech classrooms will reside at Musana in Igana, Uganda.  Take a look! We cannot wait to see how these will bless the students!

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