Because ’Knowledge is Power’ we believe it’s every child’s right to have an education. Education transforms and empowers and we believe it is key to breaking the communities current cycle of poverty. We support every child in ‘Born Like Others’ in gaining a primary and secondary education. Our desire is to make poverty and illiteracy in our community a thing of the past. We aim to nurture the potential of the orphans and destitute children of Uganda by offering them a brighter future.

We Provide school fees and supplies for over 50 children. During the school holidays, we have an educational program at our children’s home to help new children catch up with there schooling as well as gaining new skills. 

As well as formal schooling we strongly believe in the knowledge and skills acquired outside formal education. We are always looking for people with positive skills and knowledge who can give their time and share something new with our children. What you might consider small or silly might just give one of these children the knowledge or self belief that will change their future. Our long term goal is to work with schools in the community as well as establishing our own schools. 

If you would like to help as part of a one off visit or mission trip to the home please do not hesitate to contact us, or click on the ‘Becoming a Volinteer’ link

What you need to know about school in Uganda!

The system of education in Uganda has a structure of 7 years of primary education. Secondary education lasts for 6 years and is divided into 4 years of lower secondary and 2 years of upper secondary school. There is also 3 to 5 years of post-secondary education..

The Ugandan school year starts in February. The first term runs February to April, the second term from May to August, and the third term from September to December.

The three most important school years for a child in Uganda are:

Primary 7: All students must take leaving exams which will determine which secondary school they go to

Senior 4: O-Level year

Senior 6: A-Level year

Students who pass their secondary school A-levels may go on to university, where they can study for degrees, or to other institutions that award diplomas and certificates.