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The new hostel for boys at St. Joseph School offers space for 160 students

Expansion of the St. Joseph School
in Butenga, Bukomansimbi Distrikt

The St. Joseph School Butenga is one of 16 secondary schools in the Bukomansimbi district and is of great importance for the region as there is no comparable school in the vicinity. For this reason, the school is to be developed into an educational centre for 700 pupils in the coming years, where young people from the region will receive a modern education. In addition to the expansion, the overall concept also includes teacher training measures, the expansion of the vocational training branch, the connection to the age of information and digitisation, a university-based competence training in entrepreneurship and further training courses.

Ongoing measures

2022 - Pilot project "Child friendly school
In recent years, St. Joseph School has already worked on the conversion from teacher-centred to modern student-centred teaching methods. The aim is now to deepen the pedagogical conversion. To this end, workshops on the topics of "child health", "children's rights" and a further workshop on "pupil-centred teaching" will be held in 2022.

Measures completed 2017 - 2021

2021 - Construction of a boys' boarding school
2021: Construction of an IT room
2020: Purchase of a multifunction printer
2020: Follow-up of teacher training by the Senior Expert Service
2019: Teacher training by the Senior Expert Service
2018: Equipping the school with sewing machines
2017: Securing and improving water supply


Further actions in the coming years
Introduction of entrepreneurship training; further expansion of the infrastructure; continuation of teacher training; further workshops to promote education; expansion of the vocational branch at school; promotion of digitisation.


The new boys' hostel for 160 students, 2021
Interior view: courtyard with sanitary facilities and space for washing clothes (2021)
The new ICT block, 2021
Textile work lessons with the new sewing machines (2019)
Start of the sponsorship programme in 2018
The new tanks have been delivered - expansion of the water supply in 2017
This protects the tanks from sunlight and water theft.