Their Faces Say it All

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What do these faces say to you? I see happy, relaxed children in a school environment – learning, spending time with friends and enjoying…

Uphill Business Partners

Business Partners Business Partners

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

Uphill Porridge Club

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During the extended COVID lockdowns in 2020/21, many of the children at Uphill were hungry, and unfortunately they are still hungry now. Crop yields…

So Much to Smile About

Toothbrushing at Uphill Toothbrushing at Uphill

During our trip in February 2020 I held a dental health and toothbrushing workshop with some of the school staff. The aim was to…

A Special Tribute to Danny

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During our trip to Uphill in February we were privileged to join the school’s staff and children for a very moving tribute to Danny…

School’s Back!

After the longest COVID closure in the world, school’s back in Uganda! Uphill pupils fared better than many others in rural schools – the…

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. 

New Tech for Uphill!

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What do you think when you see a photocopier? Is it just another bit of office equipment?

A Cracking Kiltwalk!

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Six Uphill Kiltwalkers took to the streets of Glasgow on Sunday 26 September 2021 for the first live Kiltwalk since 2019.

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?

Uphill lead builder Waren Uphill lead builder Waren

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

Inspirational Teachers Inspirational Teachers

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 sustainability

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!

Uphill Trust Six Years Old Uphill Trust Six Years Old

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

Clean Hands for Uphill 2

Uphill hand wash station Uphill hand wash station

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!

Uphill from the air Uphill from the air

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…