51 pupils and caused more than US$2,7 million of infrastructural damage, it is emerging that thousands of children will have their education severely affected. There are still 70 pupils missing, and learners at St Charles Luwanga has been closed, where part of the school was seriously damaged and three deaths recorded. Learners at the Roman Catholic Church-run school were traumatised after they dug up their colleagues from the rubble following a landslide that knocked over the dining hall and dormitory.
More than 100 schools were affected, some schools need complete reconstruction while others need to be repaired here and there depending on the damage that was suffered.
Reconstruction is going to be largely informed by settlement patterns that are going to emerge after this disaster. Some schools are going to relocate the costs will be much higher and that would mean that we will be constructing new schools.
Noah and the flood: “As long as the earth endures, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night will never cease”. (Gen 8:22)