A FOUNDATION IN EDUCATION - AN IMPACT ON THE WORLD.

Our flagship project, Katuuso Primary and Vocational School can be found an hour and a half away from Uganda's capital Kampala. 

To date we have raised more than A$3.5 million and mobilised  the support of thousands of people around the world who have helped us to; 

  • Educate more than 560 students annually,
  • Employ over 120 adults in related roles, 
  • Train and employ 10 women as tailors in our Tailoring vocational program,
  • Provide 3 nutritious meals per day for all our staff and students,
  • Provide clean drinking water to the entire Katuuso community, 
  • Facilitate healthcare days for the whole Katuuso community. 


How We Got Started 

Two young, passionate Australian entrepreneurs, Annabelle Chauncy OAM and David Everett OAM founded School For Life in 2008. Annabelle and Dave met whilst working as volunteers in Kenya, where they became convinced that education is the only real way to mobilise a community and create a positive and sustainable future.

Determined to build a school in rural Uganda, Annabelle and Dave returned to Australia and raised over $500,000 in partnership with Rotary. In 2011 Katuuso Primary and Vocational School opened and welcomed its first students.


SCHOOL FOR LIFE MILESTONES:

  The first 2 classrooms at Riverside Mbazzi Secondary School open with 80 Pre-School and Pre-Primary students (our KPVS students are only in Year 6 and aren't ready for secondary education so we don't want to leave any facilities empty!) 320 students are enrolled at KPVS, bringing enrolment to 400 students across 2 campuses, and more than 85 local staff employed as builders, teachers, cooks, cleaners, security and maintenance. Block 2 is completed in August 2016 and ground broken on the third and final block of construction.

 

The first 2 classrooms at Riverside Mbazzi Secondary School open with 80 Pre-School and Pre-Primary students (our KPVS students are only in Year 6 and aren't ready for secondary education so we don't want to leave any facilities empty!)

320 students are enrolled at KPVS, bringing enrolment to 400 students across 2 campuses, and more than 85 local staff employed as builders, teachers, cooks, cleaners, security and maintenance.

Block 2 is completed in August 2016 and ground broken on the third and final block of construction.

  An early learning centre, tailoring centre and assembly hall is built at KPVS. 280 students attend KPVS in Pre-School to Primary 5. Two 100,000 litre underground water tanks are built. Animal husbandry project expands with construction of a bio-digester, piggery, goat farm and subsistence crops to feed staff and students. 65 adults enrolled in adult education programs. A partnership with Cotton On Foundation is forged to fund the construction of another Primary as well as a Secondary School in Bujuuko. Construction of the first classrooms at Riverside Mbazzi Primary School begins.

 

An early learning centre, tailoring centre and assembly hall is built at KPVS.

280 students attend KPVS in Pre-School to Primary 5.

Two 100,000 litre underground water tanks are built.

Animal husbandry project expands with construction of a bio-digester, piggery, goat farm and subsistence crops to feed staff and students. 65 adults enrolled in adult education programs.

A partnership with Cotton On Foundation is forged to fund the construction of another Primary as well as a Secondary School in Bujuuko. Construction of the first classrooms at Riverside Mbazzi Primary School begins.

  17 more teacher houses are built.  220 students attend KPVS in Pre-Primary to Primary 4 and 12 teachers.  30 acres of land in neighbouring town Bujuuko is acquired as the site for another primary as well as a secondary school. SewAid comes to Uganda to teach 15 women tailoring skills. 10 local women are employed as tailors.

 

17 more teacher houses are built. 

220 students attend KPVS in Pre-Primary to Primary 4 and 12 teachers. 

30 acres of land in neighbouring town Bujuuko is acquired as the site for another primary as well as a secondary school.

SewAid comes to Uganda to teach 15 women tailoring skills. 10 local women are employed as tailors.

  Construction of KPVS complete with another 4 classrooms, an outdoor shade shelter, library, staffroom and playground. 180 students attend KPVS in Pre-Primary to Primary 3 and 10 teachers. A further 2.5 acres of land is acquired on which 5 teacher houses are built. Solar panels are installed for electricity.

 

Construction of KPVS complete with another 4 classrooms, an outdoor shade shelter, library, staffroom and playground.

180 students attend KPVS in Pre-Primary to Primary 3 and 10 teachers.

A further 2.5 acres of land is acquired on which 5 teacher houses are built. Solar panels are installed for electricity.

  Construction of second stage complete with 2 more classrooms, 2 health rooms and a storage area. Enrolment increases to 120 students from Pre-Primary to Primary 2 and 6 teachers. Agricultural projects begin, growing coffee, chillies and subsistence crops to feed the students and staff.

 

Construction of second stage complete with 2 more classrooms, 2 health rooms and a storage area.

Enrolment increases to 120 students from Pre-Primary to Primary 2 and 6 teachers.

Agricultural projects begin, growing coffee, chillies and subsistence crops to feed the students and staff.

  Katuuso Primary and Vocational School (KPVS) opens in Uganda with 2 classrooms, an outdoor shade shelter and 10 toilets, 80 students in Pre-Primary and Primary 1 and 4 teachers.

 

Katuuso Primary and Vocational School (KPVS) opens in Uganda with 2 classrooms, an outdoor shade shelter and 10 toilets, 80 students in Pre-Primary and Primary 1 and 4 teachers.

  10 acres of land is purchased in Katuuso village, Uganda and construction of the first classrooms begins. A borehole is implemented to give the entire community clean drinking water for free.

 

10 acres of land is purchased in Katuuso village, Uganda and construction of the first classrooms begins.

A borehole is implemented to give the entire community clean drinking water for free.

  Building relationships with the local community, Ministry of Education and Government in Uganda to identify the neediest areas in Uganda.

 

Building relationships with the local community, Ministry of Education and Government in Uganda to identify the neediest areas in Uganda.

  School for Life is registered in Australia and Uganda; business plans developed; Board of Directors formed in both countries and fundraising begins.

 

School for Life is registered in Australia and Uganda; business plans developed; Board of Directors formed in both countries and fundraising begins.


WE COULD ONLY DO THIS WITH YOUR HELP!