Posts Tagged ‘Uphill Junior School’

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…

Go Tartan Unicorns!

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Event Report by Fundraising Trustee, Liddy A year after my inaugural Kiltwalk with the fab bunch of Uphill supporters who made up Team Uphillya,…

No Mosquitos on Us

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If you live in Uganda it is very likely you will suffer from malaria at some time in your life. It is as if…

More New Classrooms!

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2019 is becoming the year of building! Early in the year a second Ventilated Improved Latrine block (with sewage tank that can be emptied…

Running for Uphill

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On Sunday 26 May 2019 Liza Lakey (affectionately known as ‘Legs’ to Uphill chairman, Max) donned her running gear in readiness for her very…

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,…

Meeting Needs’ Latrine

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As we all know, you can never have too many toilets in a school!  Thanks to a generous grant from the charity Meeting Needs,…

Uphill is building again!

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As The Uphill Trust approaches it’s 4th birthday we are delighted to be starting another year of building at Uphill Junior School. Thanks to…

You walk, we build

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The Uphill Trust has a special relationship with Dollar Academy. Three of the trustees are former pupils and, when Chairman Max approached the Dollar…

School Garden Project

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In Ugandan rural communities, being able to raise food and livestock on a small scale is an essential life skill. For many children attending…

Soap and Hand Washing

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Did you know that only 0.05% of Ugandan rural school children have access to hand washing facilities? This means that over 99 % of…

Kiltwalk Classroom for Uphill

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Event report by Liddy Laird After weeks of glorious sunshine in Scotland, the morning of 19th August 2018 was cold, wet and windy –…

Accidents will happen

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Wherever there are children with high spirits and the joy of rising to the challenge, occasional accidents will happen. In this young boy’s case,…

Clean Water for Uphill

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Clean water is essential for good health, everywhere in the world, but this can be difficult to achieve at times. When we first became…

Power for Education

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We were very excited to receive these photos from School Director Elius in early June – Uphill Junior School now has electricity! Power for…

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…

Uphill on the road

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When you think of school transport you probably think of a white minibus, or one of those yellow American school buses, and Uphill Junior…

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…

School Nurse for Uphill

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All private schools in Uganda are expected to have at least one health care provider on site to attend to the first aid needs…