Own schools in Uganda for A Chance for Children
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Our schools

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Locations
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Primary schools and kindergartens
2
vocational secondary schools
3
schools for handicapped children

Our own schools

In many areas of Uganda there is inadequate access to education and there are not enough schools. For this reason A Chance for Children operates ten of its own schools and seven nursery schools, working together with the local community to improve, consolidate and monitor educational opportunities. We are engaged in primary schools, vocational training and education for children with special needs.

 

Education is key to development

In Uganda many children live in villages where there is no school and therefore no access to education. A Chance for Children, seeing education as the key to economic development, runs ten schools of its own and supports other existing educational establishments. The organisation's schools include six primary schools (Bongole, Nateete, Butimba, Kakindu, Kalangaalo and Lubajja), two vocational secondary schools (Bongole and Nateete), seven kindergartens (Lukingiridde, Nateete, Bongole, Kakindu, Kalangaalo, Butimba and Lubajja), a school for deaf children (Ttanda) and a school for disabled children (Christoph Bettermann School in Zigoti).

 

Locations

Our schools are mainly built in the poorest areas of Uganda, in the countryside where almost nobody has had educational opportunity until now.
Nateete is one of these villages. Together with the local population we have run a primary school since 2010 and, since 2015, a secondary school and also a nursery school. We started the project with the local community because they already had a tiny, one-classroom school and an untrained teacher called Fred. With our support these two schools have been built/extended and Fred has trained as a teacher and still teaches in Nateete. Since 2018 we also run a school for all for children with sepcial needs in the same location.

Contributions

Parents in Uganda pay a small amount towards their children's education in our primary and secondary schools. The school fee is the equivalent of 1 Euro per month for primary and 1.80 Euros for secondary pupils. This amount is affordable, even for those with a low income and demonstrates that education is valuable. Parents take part in school life and are actively involved. The remaining costs of school attendance are covered by donations.

Sustainability and community involvement

We aim to make our schools as sustainable as possible, both for ecological reasons and to educate children. Each school is supplied by its own small farm, and we plant trees in different locations to contribute to reforestation. 

Our relationship with the local population is extremely important. That is why we also have a water program and up to today we drilled over 60 boreholes which are all free to use by the communities