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While our welfare teams are out daily visiting families of our pupils, this is often the sort of home where they meet.

Many of the poverty-stricken families of Namatala live in homes like this, made of mud, unbaked bricks and old iron sheets, with dirt floors. They have just one room, housing families of up to six people.

Consequently, most aspects of life, such as cooking and eating, take place outdoors, with the house providing shelter at night for sleeping. Conditions are especially uncomfortable when the rains come, as everyone crowds inside in very cramped conditions. You will notice there is not even a door, with a simple curtain affording their only privacy.

During Covid-19, CoH staff are maintaining home visits in multi-skilled teams consisting of education, health, business support and welfare workers – to determine needs and help resolve issues.