The National Social Security Fund has handed over Shs 131 million raised from this year's NSSF Kampala Hash seven Hills Run to Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) for the renovation of structures in selected public primary schools.
Proceeds from this year’s run are going towards the renovation of Makerere primary school, Summit View Army primary and completion of works at Nakivubo Settlement school.
During the handover of the proceeds today at Nakivubo Settlement, NSSF managing director, Richard Byarugaba, said that the Fund chose to support KCCA because of the appalling conditions at most of their schools.
“The NSSF Kampala Hash seven Hills Run is a vehicle through which we will progressively raise funds to improve learning conditions in public schools. So far, Nakivubo Settlement primary school and St. Ponsiano Kyamula primary school have benefited from this initiative. With this year’s proceeds, more schools will be renovated,” he said.
According to KCCA, 90 per cent of the 79 government aided schools under their custody require refurbishment among other needs.
“I applaud NSSF for keeping their promise to support us. With this support, we are able to address one of the most pressing needs in providing quality education for the underprivileged children,” said Jennifer Musisi, KCCA executive director.