What do these faces say to you?
I see happy, relaxed children in a school environment – learning, spending time with friends and enjoying a meal in the middle of the day.
Without support for grassroots education, the majority of these children would not be in school, but would instead be working on the family shamba, looking after siblings or just hanging about.
This is the overriding impact of our decision to support the development of Uphill Junior School in 2015. At that time it was a fledgling charity school with a mission to provide access to education for all children in the small rural community it served, but it lacked resources – both physical and financial.
With our help, the school continues to welcome orphans, children from families with little income and especially encourages the education of girls – with some of the neediest children now being helped by our Pupil Support Fund.
It is fantastic to see 300+ children in the Iruhuura community receiving a good quality Ugandan primary school education – furnishing them with life skills for the future, whatever it may bring.
For Uphill Junior School and The Uphill Trust – education is power!
We have achieved so much, but there is still much more to do.
Sustainability development projects include:
- Reducing school outgoings by providing a teachers’ accommodation compound
- Constructing boarding hostels for girls and boys, to attract higher fee-paying pupils further afield
- Developing a school farm to provide food for school meals, and selling the surplus to provide income