St. Joseph’s Hill Secondary School is located at Kyarusozi Parish, Fort Portal, Uganda, East Africa. The parish and school are staffed by the priests and bothers of Holy Cross, District of East Africa. The school is in the process of adding new science labs.
Since the Government of Uganda has made the sciences compulsory for all students, St. Joseph’s Hill School is going beyond just meeting the requirement by providing state-of-the-art science labs, allowing students to gain hands-on, practical experience. These labs will serve as a fertile environment for inspiring future leaders in science and research in Uganda.
Currently, there are small rooms serving as laboratories built 20 years ago with the capacity of holding 15-20 students per session, as others must wait. Numbers are growing in Senior Two and Three (80 students in Senior Three and 140 in Senior Two). Currently the labs are combined as follows: Biology and chemistry, Physics and Agriculture. The labs need to be separated into two buildings with two separate rooms each holding at least 50 students per session.
Construction of the two new building is progressing well and is ahead of schedule due to the diligence of the chief builder who was able to mobilize the required materials and labor in a timely manner. The following works have been completed: preliminaries, sub-structures, super structures. Roofing has commenced.
The remaining work includes completing the roof, installing windows and doors, plastering, electrical, plumbing, general finishes and cleaning.
Due to the generosity of benefactors to the Holy Cross Mission Center, the future looks bright for these students.