School

Skills For Life

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Helped by four volunteers from Spain, pupils and staff at Uphill Junior School have relished the opportunity to learn new Skills for Life this…

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…

So Much to Smile About

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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!

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

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?

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…

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…

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

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…

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…