We place great importance on quality education.
While the introduction of free primary education in Uganda has been successful in raising primary school enrollment it has generally not been matched by increases in teachers or classrooms, resulting in overcrowding of schools. We have built new classrooms and provided much needed equipment at all of our partner schools.
Teaching methods are stuck in the “chalk and talk” era, creativity is limited, practical skills are neglected and children learn too little about their culture and the world they live in. We organise workshops that cover art and drama, English, healthcare and swimming.
To date we have renovated five primary schools – Bufuka, Kyabahinga, Ryabirengye and Nyakasiru in the Kabale District and New Generation Primary School in Mbale.
Additionally, we have built and run four Nursery Schools for children aged between three and five. These nurseries offer a relaxed, positive and stimulating environment for the children.
We believe that training teachers is crucial to good education and try to run regular workshops for our nursery teachers.