Dear fellow OBs;
I write to you to brief you about the progress the OBs have made in reviving St. Leo’s College, Kyegobe to its past glory. Following spells of bad performances in Academics and Sports at the School, the Old Boys (OBs) of the School commonly known as SLECKERS got together to mobilize resources to support the revival of the School. St. Leo’s is a unique School that instills values of hard work, brotherhood, solidarity and ambition to succeed in its students! It is this solidarity and the prominent/responsible citizens the School has produced over the years that have enabled the achievements made to date in reviving the School.
Since April 2015, a number of meetings have been held by the OBs in Kampala and Fort-Portal to discuss strategies on how to revive the School. The main objective of SLECK Revival is to restore the past glory of the School by 2022 when the School will be celebrating 100 years of existence. The Old Boys registered an interim Association called “Revive St. Leo’s College Association” on 27th April 2015 as a vehicle for mobilization to revive the School. At an appropriate time, the old Association which has always existed, “St. Leo’s College Old Boys Association (SLECKOBA) will be revived by election of new leaders where members will be required to pay annual subscription fee to sustain the OBs activities.
A seven-man committee was appointed to oversee the revival of the School. The Committee includes Eng. Emmex Turyatunga (Chairman), Mr. Peter Magelah (Secretary), Eng. Mzee Juma Binehe (Treasurer), Mr. Muhumuza Cliff (Member), Mr. Mushaija James (Member), Mr. Mugabe Stephen (Member) and Mr. Rujumba Aiden (Member). The Committee has since been expanded due to the highly demanding work of sleck revival to include Mr. Begumisa Godffrey (Member), Mr. Tabaro Richard (Member) and Mr. Winyi Moses (Member).
To date the following have been achieved:
- By 25th September 2015, a total of 100 OBs had pledged a total of UGX 60 Million out of which UGX 25.3 Million has been paid and 34.7 Million still remains in debt but with promises to pay soon. Names of OBs who have pledged to date are uploaded on this website and will continuously be up dated.
- Two 10,000 litre capacity water tanks were supplied and installed at the school for rainwater harvesting. (Offered by an OB working in Ministry of Water)
- An 8ft x 4ft sign post was installed at Kacwamba road junction to the school. (Offered by an OB working who is an artist)
- Power supply cables to the School and within the School were overhauled which resulted in the reduction of power losses by about 50%. (Offered by an OB working in Umeme)
- Supported the school football team to participate in the 2015 Copa Coca Cola tournament in Hoima with 1.7m when the School had financial difficulties.
- The School Administration was supported with 2.3m in second term 2015 to motivate teachers to supervise evening and morning preps and to administer regular tests and revision. The School was also supported with 1.5m in third term 2015 to facilitate examiners to train candidate students on question approach.
- Renovated handball courts at a cost of 8.5m
- Currently renovating basketball courts expected to cost 9m.
- Produced promotional materials to raise funds i.e. 250 car stickers and 170 Tshirts at a total cost of UGX 4,650,000 from which we expect to get UGX 9,750,000.
- Produced 200 prize books for awarding to the best three students per class per term (No.1 = 3Bks; No.2= 2Bks; No.3 =1Bk) at a total cost of UGX 1,300,000 and these will serve for two years.
- Supported the School Administration with 1.3m for labour costs towards renovation of Lumumba, Kabalega and Mandela dormitories.
|No.||Activity||Estimated Annual Budget||Time Frame/ Remarks|
|1||Motivate teachers by rewarding D1s, D2s, As and Bs||24 m||Annual|
|2||Program of constant testing and revision for all students, procuring exams and mocks from other schools, inviting examiners to facilitate revision||35.4m||Continuous up to when the School can take over|
|3||Rewarding the first five students in UCE and UACE||3m||Annual|
|4||Rewarding the first three students every term in all classes by giving custom made exercise books labeled with OBs Association logo||0.7m||Every term|
|5||Increase visibility of the school through media campaign and internet||3.5m||Continuous|
|6||Procure quality school band to publicize the School and attract students to the school||21m||One time off|
|7||Enhance performance in sports by supporting sports activities and renovation of sports facilities||16m||Continuous/ One time off|
|8||Renovation of school infrastructure (Dorms)||5m (labour costs)||One time off/ Responsibility of the School|
|9||Program to support retired, distinguished and long serving staff – Retirement package||Not yet determined||As and when required|
- OBs made two visits to the School; in April and June 2015 to interact with the students and administration and to motivate them.
- Supported our teacher Reveland Ephraim Katunguru who has been retired with 7m to complete his residential house he is putting up in Fort-Portal.
The SLECK Revival program has a work plan with an annual budget of UGX 108.6m as summarized in the table below:
The bank account details for SLECK Revival are: Name: Revive St. Leo’s College Association; Bank: Centenary Bank; Acc. No. 3610600042; Type: Current Account; Branch: Ntinda; SWIFT Code: CERBUGKA.
As we strive for excellence comrades…..