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Uphill Business Partners

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Partnerships between business and charity can be very beneficial for both parties. Meet some of our business partners and find out why they were…

Examination Success!

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The Class of 2020 faced challenges in their final year at school: COVID lockdown, home schooling, then back to school to live in a…

Back in Lockdown

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On 7 June 2021 Uphill was looking forward to welcoming all the primary year groups into school for the start of the last term…

Red Hot Challenge

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Running 5km a day for 30 days straight doesn’t sound too bad, especially for two young fit firefighters. Now add 34kg of firefighting kit…

Rags to Radio

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Meet Javira: Uphill Junior School Head Girl 2020-21. Uphill school director Elius first met Javira in 2014 when she was living with her mother…

Education for All

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                  Elius Muhimbise has a dream: To transform society through the provision of quality education for…

Volunteers or Locals?

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Who would you choose? International development charities have different ways of dealing with construction projects, especially in rural areas. Some like to use overseas volunteers…

Inspirational Teachers

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Uphill Junior School has a staff of excellent teachers: Meet four people who are inspiring the next generation in rural Uganda. Nahurira Joan Joan…

Sustainability

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Uphill Junior School serves a rural community of subsistence farmers and small traders. Income levels within the community are very low or non-existent. Fees…

Now We Are Six!

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At the end of January each year we pinch ourselves to check that we are not dreaming – has another year gone past already? …

A New Kitchen For Uphill

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What the school catering staff would really like for Christmas is a new kitchen for Uphill. Now, that is a little too much for…

Clean Hands for Uphill 2

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The 2019 Christmas Appeal raised money for a permanent hand-wash station at Uphill Junior School.  Construction began in August 2020, once the Uphill Build Team…

Uphill from the Air!

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Towards the end of 2020, Uphill Junior School hosted a team from Kirabo Africa Foundation, a US-funded non-profit organisation partnering with community-based organisations in…

Learning to Play

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Play is a key element in child development. Learning to play encourages children’s imagination, cognition and emotional development. Physical play develops motor skills and…

COVID Safe School

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We are delighted to learn that Uphill Junior School has been designated a COVID safe school, following a rigorous inspection by members of the…

Uphill has Pigs!

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In December 2018 we launched the Uphill Farm Appeal, to fund a programme of hands-on agricultural experiences for the pupils (and staff) that would,…

Kindergarten on the Move

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The early years classes at Uphill are often the biggest and, up to now, children in the Baby, Middle and Top kindergarten classes have…

The Masking Tapes

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Looking for something to do to keep myself busy during lockdown, I started sorting out my fabric store, and my thoughts drifted to “What…

Lessons in Lockdown

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In response to the COVID 19 pandemic, Uphill Junior School, along with all the other educational establishments in Uganda, closed its doors on 20…

COVID 19 Food Relief 2

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Earlier this month, while posho (ground maize) and soap bars were being handed out to the Uphill Junior School families (see COVID 19 Food…