At the beginning of June, Uganda went back into a national lockdown and all the schools closed again. We have opened a Covid relief fund to support St Paul KAASO through this extremely challenging time.

Please donate now and share the page with your networks. Thank you. 

Unity is strength

Supporting St Paul KAASO Primary School and the community of Kabira in Uganda

Unity is strength

Supporting St Paul KAASO Primary School and the community of Kabira in Uganda

About Unity is Strength

During a visit to Uganda in 2019, Lizzie Hulton-Harrop had many conversations with Dominic and Rose Mukwaya, the Founders and Directors of St Paul KAASO Primary School in Uganda, about how she and others in England could support the school going forward.

St Paul KAASO Primary School and the community of Kabira already work with other fantastic supporters and organisations, such as Emma Outteridge, Share Uganda, and Northbourne Park School, so it was very important for us to find a way to support St Paul KAASO without stepping on others’ toes.

Together we decided that a good way forward would be to set up a charity in England that could support St Paul KAASO Primary School through regular donations.

Unity is Strength is there to support the fantastic work that Dominic, Rose, the teachers, staff and students at St Paul KAASO are already doing.

In years to come, our vision is to support income-generating projects (such as a coffee plantation) to reduce the number of regular donations needed, but to start with, our mission is to subsidise the running costs of St Paul KAASO School to give the staff and students the breathing space to do what they do best.

On 17th March 2020, the Government of Uganda, like other governments in the world, declared a lockdown of all learning institutions in the country. Since then, St Paul KAASO School has experienced a lot of challenges.

“Some of these challenges we have been able to manoeuvre, but others are beyond our reach.”

Dominic Mukwaya

Founder and Director, St Paul KAASO Primary School

How you can help

If you are able to donate to any of the projects below, it would make a big difference to the staff and students at St Paul KAASO Primary School. Thank you for your support.

Stay in School

Covid relief fund

KAASO has suffered hugely during Covid, with the school closed by government mandate from March – October 2020. Just as they were getting back on track, Uganda went back into a national lockdown on 7th June 2021.

We are asking for donations to our urgent Covid relief fund to help cover the cost in the short term of teacher salaries and wages for non-teaching staff during this difficult time.

Please visit the donation page to find out more about the relief fund and to see the amount raised so far.

Classroom materials

Classroom & Boarding materials

Support the children at KAASO by helping to purchase books, pens, and mosquito nets.

Cost: £2,150 (10,271,000 Ugandan Shillings)

Please check the donation page to see the objectives of the project, a breakdown of the costs and the amount raised so far.

Food items

Food & other essential items

Support the teaching and non- teaching staff with food and other essential items, such as maize flour, beans, sugar, soap, rice and salt.

Cost: £2,525 (12,064,000 Ugandan Shillings)

Please check the donation page to see the objectives of the project, a breakdown of the costs and the amount raised so far.

Solar

Solar Batteries

St Paul KAASO’s solar batteries need replacing after serving a period of 6 years.

Fortunately, the solar panels are still in good condition after being serviced in 2013.

Cost: £2,000 (9,600,000 Ugandan Shillings)

Please check the donation page to see the objectives of the project, a breakdown of the costs and the amount raised so far.

About St Paul KAASO Primary School

St Paul KAASO (Kabira Adult Attention & 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.

The school’s motto – “Invest in Education” – not only applies to the children, but also the adults of the community. KAASO’s ultimate goal is to empower people, both young and old, to enable them to follow their dreams and realise their full potential.

The website, kaaso-uganda.org, tells the story of St Paul KAASO Primary School and the community of Kabira beautifully. Please visit the site to learn more.

To make a general donation to Unity is Strength, please visit this page. Thank you. 

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