Mifumi Primary School

About us

Mifumi Primary School is a mixed day primary school with current enrolment of over 700 pupils. It is located in Tororo District, Uganda.

We aim to promote the highest standards of teaching and learning within the framework of the National curriculum and to encourage the education of girls in particular to encourage them to match their aspirations to their abilities.

Nursery Education: We provide a sound educational foundation for 90 pupils each year between the ages of 4 and 5 to encourage early childhood development and learning.

Primary Education:

Provision of quality primary education is our priority to ensure that the pupils realise their maximum potential academically and all round educational development.

Co-curricular Activities:

All round development of pupils is promoted by providing time for various sports and co-curricular subjects and activities.

Mifumi Primary School was declared a model school by the Tororo education department due to its excellent academic performances and good infrastructure.

The school boasts of five classroom blocks comprising 15 classes, Teacher’s accommodation of 11 units, 7 latrines, and 2 blocks of wash-rooms / changing rooms suitable for girls.

Education as an Empowerment Tool for Girls

Our school being in a rural setting, girls education is not a priority for most parents. The Nursery school was set up by MIFUMI, to help in addressing this inequality. Girls’ enrolment is encouraged. This school has been warmly received by this community; and the school being the only one in the area has become very popular among both the parents and children. MIFUMI has recruited infant teachers caring for the 90 children enrolled in the nursery classes and there is a huge demand.


Mifumi is a remote rural village, in the eastern part of Uganda, where just a few years ago there were no public roads, no sources of safe drinking water, electricity or any health services and where the only structure was the village school, made up of classrooms built with mud walls and grass roofs.

The school was subject to hazards of the elements and yet in this school parents built their hopes for a better future. MIFUMI the charity became a dream to retrieve the burden of poverty in Mifumi.

A Modern School in a Remote Village

In 1984, the idea of MIFUMI came about as a result of Atuki Turner’s parents retiring from Tororo town to settle in Mifumi and joined efforts with the community in re-building the run-down school.

As a teenager, Atuki longed for the holidays when she would quickly leave the city to return to her village and share what she had learned with the village children; who by then could not afford to go to school.

When she got older, she knew she could bring change to this village and encourage girls to go to school.

In 1994, Atuki and Glyn Turner with support from friends in the UK registered MIFUMI UK as a charity. Parents were encouraged to enrol girls. Through their fundraising and lobbying, donations were directed to the establishment of the school.

Mifumi Primary School provides pre-school and primary education, particularly targeting the education of rural girls The school has greatly improved and has undergone major transformation in infrastructure, thanks to many well wishers and grant makers.

The school now boasts of five classroom blocks comprising 15 classes, Community Hall, Staff Room and Administration block as well as Teacher’s accommodation of 11 units, 7 latrines, and 2 blocks of wash-rooms / changing rooms suitable for girls. The classes have been equipped with furniture, textbooks and educational resources.

The school has one of the best libraries in the area with all kinds of reading materials. Its computer laboratory has enriched both the pupils and teachers with computer knowledge.

It’s no wonder that the school has the safest water system with a functional borehole and three water harvesting tanks, to keep the school supplied with water throughout the year. There is also a spring well near the school, to cater for any emergencies in case of any breakdown.

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