Kamwenge Secondary and Vocational School (KSVS)
An opportunity for a different kind of future.
Kamwenge Secondary and Vocational School (KSVS) opened in February 2007 and is located on 20 acres in southwestern Uganda in the District of Kamwenge. Little more than a piece of land and a sketch in 2006, KSVS is now a fully functioning campus with classrooms, housing for teachers, staff and students, STEM Center, Dining Hall and agricultural land. Kamwenge Secondary and Vocational school is a day and boarding Secondary school offering Ordinary (O) and Advanced (A) level and Vocational Studies
KSVS, under the direction of Partners in Mission Uganda was started as an alternative for local students who did not have the option of attending Secondary School. The government does not provide free secondary education for students in the district and most families are unable to afford private schools. Until KSVS, most families’ vision for their children was that they would “work the fields” as subsistence farmers after primary school.
Today, many KSVS graduates are attending or have completed University around Uganda, some returning as teachers at KSVS and GSK. Others have gone onto vocational degrees and are starting their own businesses. Most stay in Kamwenge District advancing the community. Our reputation as an excellent Christian school is well known throughout the district of Kamwenge and the entire country of Uganda.
Urban grew up in Mbarara, raised by his grandparents and his father. He has 8 brothers and sisters. At age 16, he was hired by a construction crew to build the first classrooms at KSVS. He stayed to study in grades Senior 1-4, then attended the Vocational School at KSVS, studying Bricklaying and Concrete Practical. Urban now is responsible for equipment and repairs on the KSVS campus. He married in 2016 and together he and his wife have one child.