Learning from Uganda

A resource for UK primary schools and early learning.

Dear Teacher,

Ugandan School Children with their teacherLife in Uganda presents the children and their parents with many challenges that they have to face on a daily basis. The charity Helping Uganda Schools strives to make life easier by providing good education so the children can go on to live fulfilling lives.

The charity is an overhead free charity meaning we employ no one and no money donated is taken to pay staff. The day to day work and administration of the charity is undertaken by the Chairman and Trustees.

The ethos of the charity is to enable a developing country to find their own solutions to their problems. By this we mean we provide funding and work closely with our partners in Uganda who take the lead in deciding the best way forward. We have worked from a relationship approach based on mutual trust and sound ethical principles and we have found that including all the people from the community gives a sense of ownership and pride. Building and running the schools has also provided jobs and income for the surrounding community and both schools are breaking new ground in Uganda and becoming Centers of Excellence. Our hope in the future is for the two schools to be completed and run entirely from the Ugandan side. The charity will then seek new projects and use the skills we have developed to face new challenges.

This project has been produced as a fun way to learn. However, there is a serious underlying purpose and that is to improve the lives of the children in  Africa/Uganda. If you have used the resources in this project and would like to know how you could do something positive then please look at the web site:

www.helpingugandshools.org

My regards
Denise Ead Trustee

Using this resource:

The Asobora Stories and Uganda Schools Projects are available as downloadable PDF files for you to use in your own schools.

The downloadable resources to aid teachers on this site are now available without registration.

The resources have never been a "secret" and will not be very exciting to people without a genuine interest in the topics covered by this web site. The downloads were protected by the need to register because we had hoped to make contact with interested teachers across the UK, and the wider world, and to learn how extensively our resources were being used in schools.

Unfortunately, as we've been inundated with fake registrations that have made this impossible, we were concerned that the registration process had become a barrier to genuine users.

So all teaching resources on this web site are now available to everyone who would like to use them. We hope you and the children you teach will enjoy this material provided free of charge by HUGS.

We would welcome your feedback if you use it but this is not essential.      

This link will take you directly to the Learning from Uganda downloadable teaching resources.

If you look at the background of this web site you will see drawings of Asobora the Monkey, Busobozi the crocodile and Magezi the elephant. These drawings where done by the children at St. Zoe's school in Uganda.