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St Paul KAASO

KAASO, the Kabira Adult Attention and School for Orphans, is a unique community project in Uganda that provides education and mentorship to orphans and disadvantaged children in one of the areas hardest hit by the HIV/AIDS crisis.

KAASO is first and foremost a primary school, but relies on an interconnected network of community initiatives to keep the school running and the level of education high.

Unity is Strength supports

St Paul KAASO

KAASO, the Kabira Adult Attention and School for Orphans, is a unique community project in Uganda that provides education and mentorship to orphans and disadvantaged children in one of the areas hardest hit by the HIV/AIDS crisis.

KAASO is first and foremost a primary school, but relies on an interconnected network of community initiatives to keep the school running and the level of education high.

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Our visit to KAASO! πŸ˜€

Our visit to KAASO! πŸ˜€

Our visit to KAASO! πŸ˜€We hope you are doing well. This newsletter is written by Lizzie. She and her boyfriend, Rob, have recently spent a week at KAASO visiting the projects supported by Unity is Strength and discussing future plans with the founders and Directors of...

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Happy New Year πŸŽ‰

Happy New Year πŸŽ‰

Happy New Year πŸŽ‰ Happy New Year! We hope 2023 is going well for you so far. This is a short email to let you know about our upcoming plans for the year and when we'll be in touch. As ever, if you have any questions or comments, please don't hesitate to contact us....

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Happy Christmas from Unity is Strength πŸŽ„

Happy Christmas from Unity is Strength πŸŽ„

Happy Christmas from Unity is Strength πŸŽ„ Thank you for supporting Unity is Strength this year. We wish you a Happy Christmas and all the best for the New Year. Please read on to see our highlights of 2022. Highlights of 2022! We are absolutely delighted with the work...

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St Paul KAASO Primary School

Dominic & Rose’s story

In 1999, Dominic and Rose Mukwaya opened their home as a school. The village of Kabira where they live was severely affected by the HIV/AIDS epidemic and many children were not going to school. It was an incredibly difficult time for the community losing friends, family and relatives; Dominic and Rose wanted to offer a solution and provide a fantastic education for children in the area. And this is exactly what they did.

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OUR IMPACT

Projects supported

Unity is Strength was established in January 2020. We were initially founded to help KAASO find ways to sustainably pay the teachers and staff, as this has always been a big challenge for the school. Little did we know a global pandemic would hit in March 2020 and disrupt our initial plans. 

We, along with other supporters of KAASO, raised enough seed funds for the school to set up micro-enterprises for the staff and teachers to get involved in during the national lockdowns. This proved hugely successful and brought about many benefits. Find out how this initiative helped and continues to thrive now. 

Students at KAASO

Response to COVID

We, along with other supporters of KAASO, set up a COVID Relief Fund to alleviate some of the pressure from the challenges of the pandemic. Funds were used primarily to purchase mandatory items, such as hand-washing stations and temperature guns, but also as seed funds to set up micro-enterprises for the staff and teachers at KAASO during the national lockdowns.

Piggery project

Piggery project

In July 2021, a piece of land was allocated to a group of teachers; they built a pigsty and were able to purchase two pigs. The teachers cared for the animals and learned animal husbandry skills, diversifying their own employment skills. Caring for the animals gave the teachers purpose and an activity to focus on…

Brick-making project

Brick-making project

The brick-making project offered an alternative activity for teachers to diversify their skills, support local infrastructure development, and generate an income. In the initial stages, four teachers worked with Dominic to build a brick kiln on the school grounds. 

Chair hire business

Chair hire business

This is a project that Dominic has wanted to run for a long time. Community events are popular and there’s always a need for chairs. We provided the funds to buy 200 chairs which they can rent out to bring in additional income for KAASO.

How you can help to

MAKE A DIFFERENCE

We are incredibly grateful for any support you can offer. It is your time, energy and donations that make it possible for Unity is Strength to support the brilliant work at KAASO. We couldn’t do it without you. Thank you.

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You can help to

Make a difference

We are incredibly grateful for any support you can offer. It is your time, energy and donations that make it possible for Unity is Strength to support the brilliant work at KAASO. We couldn’t do it without you. Thank you.

About Unity is Strength

Who we are

Unity is Strength was started by Lizzie Hulton-Harrop and her family in 2019. It was officially registered as a Charitable Incorporated Organisation with the England and Wales Charity Commission in January 2020. The idea to start a UK-registered charity to support KAASO came out of discussions Lizzie had with Dominic and Rose during her visit in 2019.

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Our Partners & Friends

It is incredible to have other people and initiatives around the world supporting KAASO. Two key examples are Emma Outteridge, the KAASO Volunteer Coordinator, who has done a huge amount with KAASO since her first visit in 2009, including publishing a book! And Share Uganda, a not-for-profit, community-based healthcare organisation, working in the Kyotera District of Uganda.

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