Explore Tekera Resource Centre
TPS is currently the #2 primary school in the Masaka District
TPS offers high quality, non-denominational and universally accessible education
TPS has both boys and girls boarding dormitories so that students can focus on learning full-time
We are very proud of the excellent academic performance of our pupils - both the internal and external exams topped the year thanks to the dedication of the teachers and the parents. We are now second in the district, and couldn't be more proud!
WhyAlthough public education is free in Uganda, schools are too far apart to access and are also overcrowded - with sometimes over 100 students per class!
Tekera Primary School is classified as a private school, as it is not run by the state. However, the school fees charged are small – even by local standards. By keeping tuitions affordable, most members of the community can access a high level of academic education for their children. For those with financial hardship, TPS offers sponsorship opportunities based solely on need. Two meals are provided every school day since many children from villages go to school without breakfast or lunch. Boarding students receive three meals a day, seven days a week. Additionally, all students have access to clean water, healthcare, government vaccines, and bi-annual health checks. Because we are in a rural area, coupling education with health initiatives and universal access for community members is imperative to student success.
StoryTPS started as a school where students were taught underneath trees!
ImpactTekera Primary School opened in 2007 with 160 students. Current enrolment is now over 300 students!
In February 2016, we opened a girls’ boarding dormitory. This is important for Tekera because it provides students - who often live up to 5 miles away from the school - with safety and shelter. The room-and-board option often removes many of the stressors of daily life for students: commuting, food preparation, chores at home, and safety at night or in the dark mornings when going to and from classes. Thus, students can focus on their studying and thrive. Currently, there is also a temporary boys’ dormitory pending a permanent structure. In 2016, TPS was also registered as an Early Learning Centre to enable us to offer holistic education to children during their formative nursery years. Additionally, all school children participate in a Health Check Day at the beginning of every term. Health issues such as lice, jiggers, de-worming, and common childhood problems are treated at the clinic. This allows every child to start the year healthily to give the best chance to succeed.