Education in Uganda

A good education is a stepping stone to employment and self sufficiency. President Museveni, the Ugandan head of state, aspires to promote free primary education for all.

Whilst a laudable objective Uganda has few government schools and those that exist are heavily oversubscribed. Often therefore the only means by which a good education can be secured is by attending a private school. Private schools receive no government funding.

Luwero Community Ministries Primary School

The primary school at Luwero is part of the second prong of a five pronged vision, namely that of establishing a church, school, clinic, orphanage and farm in rural Uganda. The first primary school classroom blocks were erected in 2005. Three blocks comprising nine classrooms now exist.

At present approximately 350 children attend the school. The school is staffed by 11 teachers covering nursery classes and P1 to P7. The longer term vision is for 700 children to be educated at the primary school. Additionally construction of the first classroom block for the secondary school commenced in 2011 and classes are due to start in mid-2011.

Sponsorship Scheme

In 2007 a child sponsorship scheme was introduced enabling children, whose parents were unable to pay, to benefit from an education at the school. Under this scheme individuals or groups may sponsor a child’s education. At present approximately 100 children are sponsored by supporters of the project. The current cost of sponsorship is £20 per month, payable by standing order.

You can download more information on Sponsorship here.

If you would like to sponsor a child,  please print off documents, sign and return by post. Thank you.