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Murole High School

The Background

In 2002, Captain Ezra Karyebura of the Church Army in Uganda was given a vision of opening a school for children whose parents had died of AIDS. He found a site, 20 miles from Kabale. He took his mattress, to sleep on the floor of a disused bar and he began to make preparations. In faith, he put out a notice on local radio, that in two week's time, he would be registering students for the new school.

In the first week three students appeared, all total orphans. One of them, Moreen, aged 16, had looked after her younger brothers and sisters since she was 12. Her father had died and her stepmother had left taking her children with her. For four years, Moreen struggled to grow food to feed the family. She came to Ezra with three cabbages in a basket as her school fees. It was all she could afford. She cried, and so did the Headmaster.

On Easter Day, Ezra wrote to Rev’d Shirley Papworth and told her Moreen's story. Shirley agreed to try to find a sponsor for her. In due course, Moreen's sponsor sent £60 for one a year's school fees. That money bought the land on which the school now stands

Since that time, the students have made the bricks, and under supervision, they have built the school. There are classrooms, a staff room, a kitchen, dormitories for the boarders, a small library and staff accommodation. The buildings still to be completed are a technical block and a chapel. Next, they hope to build an Assembly Hall and a science laboratory. Recently through donations, a generator was installed allowing student to dispense with candles and study during the hours of darkness.

Many of the students have lost four or more years of education, because when their parents died there was no money for school fees. Some of them are able to catch up sufficiently to take O level examinations. Many of them do the Technical Course, passing tests in skills like bricklaying, carpentry, driving, and tailoring. Skills which will enable them to earn a living when they leave school.

Further information about the Trust and how to sponsor a student can be found by clicking here.

What MHST do


  • Relieve financial hardship
  • Educate and train children & young people
  • Make grants to organisations including schools etc

We do this by providing funds to the Murole High School Academy to continue its academic and vocational work by making connections with people in the UK who wish to help by way of financial donations or providing their time and skills.

PMR Sponsorship

Our Company Secretary, Amanda Stracey, has privately sponsored the education of a female student since 2009 and has recently signed up to sponsor a male student.

PMR Solutions started supporting the Murole High School Trust (MHST) to assist with the development of the premises that the student use on the site and hope to increase our sponsorship of this cause in coming years.