“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”- Nelson Mandela
At MCDO, we believe 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, we are committed to challenging the typical status quo. Instead, we offer the community quality educational institutes that go beyond exclusively utilizing the Ugandan curriculum to raise the next generation of Ugandan leaders to “be the change.”
Musana Nursery and Primary School
Musana Nursery and Primary School educates more than 800 children from the surrounding community and other areas of Uganda. The education team is made up of over 50 passionate Ugandans committed to seeing the children develop into strong champions who will drive the future development of their country. Expanding off of the Ugandan curriculum, our teachers strive to offer a holistic learning experience focused on leadership, creative thinking, literacy, and practical life skills. Additionally, the children partake in many extra curricular activities that include soccer, volleyball, netball, track and field, arts and crafts, music, dance, drama, and agriculture. Located on nine acres of land, Musana offers a kid-friendly spacious environment with bright colorful buildings that contain the best educational facilities in Iganga. In 2015, Musana Nursery and Primary School ranked as one of the top performing schools in Iganga District and was promoted by the Ugandan government as a center of excellence. We are known for our high educational standards, exceptional living conditions and most importantly, our emphasis on being a Christ-centered loving home to all the children who enter our gates.
Musana Vocational High School
In 2017, MCDO will open Musana Vocational Secondary School (high school) to give our primary school graduates a place to continue to be molded into difference-makers who will drive their country in the decades to come. Currently, our primary school graduates are enrolled in secondary and vocational schools across Uganda. Although some schools excel academically, they do not emphasize the strong values that will guide and develop the children into the leaders that Uganda needs, leaders of integrity and character. Musana Vocational Secondary School will stress leadership and character building, as well as push creative thinking and literacy to the next level. At the same time, students will be offered courses in trade skills such as welding, catering and hospitality, mechanics, carpentry, tailoring, etc. As a result, these young adults will be equipped mentally and physically for the next chapter of their lives, with the character, brains, and skills either to continue their education, utilize their trade to provide for themselves and their families, or both.