Legae Academy

Ukhwi

In 2012 the Ministry of Education asked private schools and companies to adopt a primary school in a remote area to help develop it. 


The Managing Director of Legae Academy, Ms. Therese O’Connell decided to aid one of the remotest primary schools in the Kgalagadi, Ukhwi Primary School. This school is about 900 kilometers from Gaborone. The last 180 kilometers of the road is a mixture of gravel, calcrete and sand. In parts the driving conditions are very challenging and take three hours to travel that short distance. The final 30 kilometers changes dramatically to deep, red, sandy ruts causing 4X4 vehicles to buck like a bronco - driving speed drops to 20-30 kilometers per hour. 

Since 2012 Legae Group have undertaken a number of trips to Ukhwi to deliver educational materials, food, clothing and electronic equipment. Students from Legae Academy and Legae English Medium Primary School and other interested personnel have run workshops to improve the Ukhwi students’ academic performance and enjoyment of learning, also providing an Agricultural garden and 4X4 vehicle. 

The support given by the Regional Education Officer, the PEO II, in Hukuntsi, the Chief of Ukhwi village, the Headmistress, the staff of Ukhwi Primary School and the Government Agricultural Demonstrators who have given advice on installing a drip watering system, has been outstanding.

 

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About Legae Academy Botswana

Legae Academy opened its gates in January 1992 with its mission of providing ordinary Batswana with access to world-class Secondary Education at an affordable cost. In keeping with its commitment to provide world class education that meets the competitive demands of the 21st century, the Academy has pioneered the introduction into Botswana of the International General Certificate of Education (IGCSE) and Higher International General Certificate of Education (HIGCSE). Due to the decision made by the Cambridge to phase out HIGCSE and also because of the great demand for the internationally recognized A-Level course, the school introduced A – Level in 2006. A-level course is an entrance qualification for University Education around the world. These two established, University of Cambridge externally monitored, international curricula give students the opportunity to go beyond Botswana’s local examinations standard.