Benedictine Sisters of Vuura

  • Sustainability

    Building a bright future
    for the children in the community through education.

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  • Volunteering

    We take part
    in caring for children.

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  • Water harvesting

    Provide clean and safe
    water for the community.

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Health

Galilaaya Health Centre III is a private Non-profit health facility. It has an estimated population of people with 5 (five) civil parishes and 51 villages. It was established in 1974 by the catholic Diocese of Jinja found in the Eastern province of the Ugandan Dioceses.


Since 21st January 1985 it has been run and managed by the Benedictine Sisters of Vura. It was first headed by Sr. M. Catherine Musoke as the Matron. The current Matron is Sr. M. Maria Josephine Ngonzi assisted by Sr. Marie Teddy Ogong and a staff of twelve different personels in the area of medics plus 7 members of the support staff.


The Health center offers preventive, curative and promotiven health services. It also has laboratory services for proper diagnosis of medical cases, immunization programme, nutrition and growth monitoring (of children), day to day treatment of common illness like malaria, pneumonia etc, HIV/AIDS, antenatal care maternity and cancer cervical screening.


It offers in-patient services where severe cases are admitted for proper management. In addition, we have community-based health care (CBHC) and outreaches in seven centers and schools. However complicated cases are referred to nearby hospitals for advanced management.

Technical Staff:
1. Two Clinical officers
2. One Registered Midwife
3. Two Enrolled Nurse
4. Enrolled Midwives
5. One Laboratory technician
6. One Laboratory Assistant
7. One Comprehensive Nurse
8. One Assistant Councilor
9. One Records Assistant
10. One Dentist (Part timer)


Support staff:
1. One Accountant/Secretary
2. Assistant Cashier
3. One Records Assistant
4. One Drug store Attendant
5. One driver
6. Two watchmen
7. Two cleaners/ compound
8. One Gardner
9. One cook

FUTURE PLANS
• We hope to equip the wards and outpatient department with solar to cut the prices of electricity, provide light and overcome the wastage problem of some drugs.
• Given funds we would wish renovation of all buildings present and also construct an ART clinic and completing the Doctors residence.
• There is need to Fence off the whole health facility for proper security purposes.
• There is a need to construct a theatre to expand the services and bring it nearer to the people as they are referred to other health facilities which are far from the community.
• We wish to provide other services like ultra sound scan especially to pregnant mothers, x-ray service and other laboratory investigations.
• We are looking forward to attaining a health Centre IV, one of its kind in the Moroto and a not for profit making in our district of Moroto that can support the services of the Congregation.

Education:


St. Josephine’s School:
St. Josephine’s Girls’ primary School is a catholic founded school for both day and boarding pupils. This school was started way back in 1915 by the Moroto Diocese. In the 1990s, the administration of the school was handed over to the Benedictine Sisters , who are still running it.


SCHOOL MISSION: EDUCATE THE GIRL CHILD TO BECOME GOD LOVING, RESPONSIBLE AND RESPECTFUL IN SOCIETY.
SCHOOL VISION: TO PRODUCE A HOLISTIC GIRL CHILD
SCHOOL MOTTOS: ‘PURITY BRINGS HAPPINESS’ AND ‘NO PAIN NO GAIN’.
LOCATION: Its located in Moroto District, 460 miles from Kampala. Our Ordinary is the Archbishop of Tororo Archdiocese.
OBJECTIVES OF THE FOUNDERS:
The major objective for starting such a school was to help the girl child learn how to look after a home and some basics in Catechism. Later on, formal education was considered as an urgent need to the young girls.
THE CURRICULUM:
The school follows the national curriculum but the major subjects are English, Mathematics, Science Social studies not forgetting that we embrace the thematic curriculum in P.1 to P.3 and transition from P.4. onwards. In addition to that we emphasize co-curricular activities more so the self – reliant projects like gardening, cattle rearing, piggery rabbitary, goats and poultry.
FUTURE PLANS:
We hope to start on the renovation and extension of the staffroom / main hall
We also hope to renovate the administration block
We always strive for the best results.
We are looking for funds to install a water storage facility at the main building and the dormitories.