‘Expectations exceeded’ at school in Uganda being built with local gifts

In just three and a half years, the campus of St. Patrick Nursery and Primary Day and Boarding School in Uganda has grown to include dormitories for boys and girls, a large classroom block named for St. Monica Parish in East Peoria, housing for teachers and an administration building, among other facilities and construction continues. Father Julius Turyatoranwa credits the generosity of people in central Illinois for the school’s success. (Provided photo)

WASHINGTON — Like everywhere else, COVID-19 has affected the people of Uganda, making it difficult to travel and hold school. Father Julius Turyatoranwa didn’t let it stop him from making his way back to central Illinois, however, and bringing good news about St. Patrick Nursery and Primary Day and Boarding School. He arrived on Aug. […]

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Washington couple sees progress on priest’s ‘dream’ school in Uganda

John and Kay Grillot of Washington and Father Julius Turyatoranwa are surrounded by many of the workers who are building the campus of St. Patrick Nursery and Primary School in Isingiro District, Uganda. Behind them is the administration building (left) and dining hall (right). The school will open in February. (Provided photo)

WASHINGTON — Before he earned his doctorate in educational administration from Illinois State University and returned to Uganda, Father Julius Turyatoranwa often shared with parishioners his dream of building a school there. In doing so, he touched the hearts of the people of central Illinois. Now they have “touched” that dream in a very special […]

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