It was a tragedy to learn of the passing of young souls at Salama school for the blind in Uganda in late October 2022.
On the night of 24th October, 12 children ages four to 13 perished from a fire that broke out in one of the girl’s dormitories. The school’s head teacher Francis Kirube, who is also blind, told the media that the flames swept through the dormitory as the pupils slept. Salama School for the Blind is in Mukono district’s Luga village in Eastern Uganda. Salama was built in April 1999 by the local government in Mukono and serves children and young adults between the ages of six and 25.
We have called upon authorities to thoroughly investigate what went on and to put in place measures to ensure a tragedy like this never occurs again.
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This post was written by Fridah Mlemwa