Music Festival Appeal – Β£1,114 raised so far

The students and teachers at KAASO have been working incredibly hard over the last few months in preparation for the Uganda Primary Schools National Music, Dance and Drama Festival. They participated in 2018 and 2019 and came 7th and 8th respectively out of a phenomenal 72 schools! We are running an Appeal to help cover the running costs of taking part in the Festival this year. Donate now >

Unity is Strength supports

St Paul KAASO

KAASO, the Kabira Adult Attention and School for Orphans, is an independent primary school located in the small, rural village of Kabira in southern Uganda.

Unity is Strength supports

St Paul KAASO

KAASO, the Kabira Adult Attention and School for Orphans, is an independent primary school located in the small, rural village of Kabira in southern Uganda.

Latest News

Cows, music and honey! (Not all at once πŸ˜…)

Cows, music and honey! (Not all at once πŸ˜…)

Cows, music and honey!This month we have news of more additions to KAASO's growing sustainability projects and some news closer to home that you may find interesting (especially if you have a sweet tooth!).KAASO cows KAASO has welcomed eleven cows to their grounds,...

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Music Festival Appeal 🎢

Music Festival Appeal 🎢

Music Festival Appeal 🎢In a break from our regular updates, we'd like to let you know about a fundraising effort to support KAASO students' participation in the Uganda Primary Schools National Music, Dance and Drama Festival starting on Monday 25th July 2022. In 2018...

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Project progress and school activities abound πŸƒπŸΎ

Project progress and school activities abound πŸƒπŸΎ

Project progress and school activities abound πŸƒπŸΎWe have more news to share about the future of KAASO's sustainability projects with ideas around where to invest. Now a year has passed we can take a step back and review the overall finances of each project and see how...

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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 and has since supported a number of projects to try to alleviate some of the challenges brought by the COVID-19 pandemic. Find out what we have contributed to so far and how you can help our future work.

Hand washing station, KAASO

COVID-19 Relief Fund

Schools have now been closed in Uganda for the best part of two years. This has been incredibly difficult for KAASO as many of the fee-paying students are no longer able to afford to pay school fees (or partial fees) and so while outgoings have increased due to COVID requirements, incoming funds have decreased.

Piggery project

Piggery project

The teachers at KAASO were determined to find a way to support themselves and their community during this time of hardship. So, the Piggery project was born. A piece of land was allocated to a group of teachers; they built a pig sty and were able to purchase two pigs.

Brick-making project

Brick-making project

As demonstrated by the Piggery project, teachers had to diversify their income sources to prevent struggle during the pandemic. The Brick-making project offered an alternative activity for teachers to diversify their skills, support local infrastructure development, and generate an income during the closure of the school.

Eucalyptus project

Growing Eucalyptus

Growing Eucalyptus has become an important income-generating activity for KAASO. Wood can be sold for scaffolding frames and telephone poles across the rural community. Teachers were encouraged to support this initiative to enhance their skills, incomes and opportunities.

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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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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