About This Project
About the project
Tulwap Primary School is located in a highly populated rural area, about 10 km from Ringa Primary School, but is extremely difficult to access via a bad road and footpaths. The school draws children from within a 5km radius. Tulwap Primary is located on the same grounds as Tulwap Secondary School and Tulwap Nursery School. In 2013, 470 children attended primary grades, 114 were enrolled in preschool, and 30 attended secondary school in Grades 9 to 11. The government pays wages for 10 teachers, with parents hiring another four and two ECD teachers for the preschool. When ABW first found the school, eight stone classrooms had already been built by the Constituency Development Fund and parents, accompanying six wooden classrooms, a stone administration building and other wooden sheds. Currently, 257 boys and 220 girls are enrolled at the Primary school with 6 male teachers and 10 female teachers.
ABW discovered the school only recently. In 2013 we began building a new block of six classrooms, demolishing the six wooden ones to make way.
• Head teacher of the primary school, John Barriwot, transferred from Ringa Primary School. Since then, the school’s academic achievement improved from last in the zone in 2009 to first in 2011, and second to Ringa in 2012.
• The secondary school was registered with the government in 2012 and enrolled its first Grade 12 students in 2014.
• In 2013, the largest classroom was occupied by 74 students.