In 2011, the Ugandan Government asked The Giving Circle to visit a village referred to as “the forgotten people – the poorest village in Uganda.” The Giving Circle responded by improving sanitation, building a school, a nursing/midwife clinic, and a communal kitchen for shared meals. We’ve worked with the residents to set up sustainable farming to provide badly needed income.
In 2014 The Giving Circle stepped in to help a struggling primary school in Kagoma, Uganda. Today The Giving Circle Africa Busoga Jr. School is our main school. Our goal in making this a Giving Circle school is to provide the best most advanced educational experience for the children.
Our goals include:
Each year’s travel to Uganda includes skilled teachers who help our Ugandan teachers learn more effective methods, along with school supplies. The Queensbury, NY schools have adopted our schools.
At the end of Primary Grade 7 (P7), all Ugandan students sit for national exams that determine if they graduate from school and whether they qualify for a trade school or university tract in their following grades.
Over the past three years, 98% of our students graduated on their first try. By contrast, only about 25% of the students in comparable village schools pass these exams.