School for Life

'Climbing Kilimanjaro was the toughest, most incredible thing I've ever done.'

'Climbing Kilimanjaro was the toughest, most incredible thing I've ever done.'

There were moments I questioned my life decisions and would have been totally ok to stop. It was in those moments I reminded myself why I was here. The money raised would go towards education and improving the quality of life of so many kids. It was bigger than me, and it was time to dig deep. My mantra for the climb was ‘One foot in front of the other, one breath and then the next’.

Changing lives with our Child Protection Committee

Changing lives with our Child Protection Committee

Our Project Coordinator, Kessia Lum, returned to School for Life's Katuuso campus with Raising Voices for the second round of outreach programs on child abuse. The results from the first round have been life changing for many of the Katuuso community members and their children…

Join us in Uganda for the opening of our secondary school!

Join us in Uganda for the opening of our secondary school!

You're invited to come along with our CEO and Co-Founder Annabelle to meet our School for Life students, teachers and staff in Uganda. This is your chance to see exactly where your fundraising dollars go and to celebrate the official opening of Mbazzi Riverside School. You’ll get a view of Ugandan life like no other when you come with us to our schools where you’ll be greeted with open arms by our students and staff. After your time at school you can head off on a wildlife safari to see Africa’s animals up close, including the rare mountain gorillas.

Nat + Mel take up our Kilimanjaro challenge

Nat + Mel take up our Kilimanjaro challenge

Here at School for Life we're fortunate to have some incredible supporters who go above and beyond for us. Mel and Nat are two of those amazing people. They were both among the first people to sign up for our Kilimanjaro: Trek for our Teachers challenge next year. Today we're learning the ins and outs of why they wanted to take up this challenge and how they plan to raise at least $4000 each for our teachers...

Changing lives with our Adult Literacy Program

Changing lives with our Adult Literacy Program

Our Project Coordinator, Kessia Lum, shares the inspiring stories of the graduates from our Adult Literacy Program in rural Uganda.

Last week, I sat and spoke to Winnie for thirty minutes. She told me all about her life, in English. One year ago, Winnie could not speak a word of English. 

A new group of vocational training ladies at Katuuso!

A new group of vocational training ladies at Katuuso!

We recently started our second vocational training program with five new ladies coming to learn the tailoring trade with our Kumi team in Katuuso. Our Head Tailor Winnie and three of our experienced Kumi tailors - Rose, Nalongo and Grace - will teach the course. Over the next five weeks the ladies will learn new skills including garment construction, accessories and product costing and sales. When finished the ladies will receive a certificate of completion and help to find employment within the local community or beyond.