Trust News

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? …

COVID 19 Update

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COVID 19 Food Crisis Uphill Junior School has been closed due to the COVID 19 pandemic since 20 March 2020 and, as in the…

COVID 19 Lockdown

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With COVID 19 lockdown measures firmly in place in the UK and now also in Uganda, we feel it is important to let you…

Uphill Washable Sanitary Pads Workshop

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Around the world, girls and women resort to using rags, mattress stuffing, banana leaves, feathers, and even cow dung to manage their menstruation. Having…

Gleaming Smiles

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Round and round, slowly, one tooth at a time… the oral hygiene message given to the kids at Uphill during my Dentaid trip in…

Needles and Stitches

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Do you remember learning how to knit? Knit one, purl one, drop several and invent a few… As an avid knitter since a child,…

Teeth and Toothbrushes

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Whenever I say I am going to visit Uganda for the Uphill Trust, those who know my profession immediately say, “Ah, you’ll be going…

Low Tech, High Fun

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Sometimes it’s the simple things that bring the greatest rewards. As there is no electrical power at Uphill (yet) and it was the rainy…

Capturing Uphill on Film

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We were very privileged to introduce independent film maker and photographer Geraint Hill to Uphill Junior School during our recent trustee visit. By happy…

Thank you for our new website!

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We are hugely grateful to Phil Horne of Edinburgh-based e-business promotion for donating the considerable time and expertise of his team that has resulted in…

Meet some of the Uphill Ambassadors

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  Clockwise from top left: Uphill Ambassadors Di Hartrup – Mags Black – Debbie Herbert – Joely & Bethan “I feel passionately that EVERYONE…

Teaching in the Genes

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Blog post by Liddy Laird I’m sure many of us had an inspirational teacher during our days at school or university. These teachers made…

What can £1 buy?

The reading glasses project began late in 2014, when Elius told us that the elders of his church in Iruhuura were struggling to read…

Joy of Reading

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Whenever we visit Uphill Junior School we spend time observing classes at all levels of the school. Lessons are delivered in english, the current…

How it Began

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 How it Began’  – the backstory for The Uphill Trust – was written by Uphill Trust Chairman Max for the Dollar Academy school magazine,…