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Total raised so far

£74,444.00 Online & offline donations +£12.50 Gift Aid See breakdown

Recent donations

7 months ago

Graeme Macdonald

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

£50 Gift Donation from Fay & Ian Macdonald for the Uphill School Build Appeal

About us

The Uphill Trust supports grass roots education in rural western Uganda: Uphill Junior School, a privately-owned primary school with kindergarten, was founded by a Ugandan teacher in February 2011 and provides educational opportunities for girls, orphans and children from poor rural families.

We are helping the school to build well equipped school buildings, maintain a motivated and well-qualified teaching staff, provide clean water and good sanitation, and support the education of girls and orphans.

When funding is available we also support projects that benefit the wider community, such as provision of mosquito nets, solar lanterns and reading glasses for the community elders.

The Uphill Trust is a zero-overheads charity - 100% of the money you donate is used to support Uphill Junior School.

Education is power!

Charity number: SC045385

Uphill School Build Appeal

Our goal over the past 9 years has been to build well equipped permanent classrooms for each of the 10 year groups at Uphill Junior School, plus other essential school facilities

Since 2016 we have purchased land and constructed 7 Primary classrooms, 3 Ventilated Improved Pit latrine blocks, an administration block and, in 2022, a large multipurpose hall with kitchen.

Each classroom cost around £10,000 to finish to a high standard. All the classrooms are built on a concrete foundation, with plastered and painted brick walls, a corrugated aluminium roof, metal doors and glazed windows. The buildings are constructed by a team of skilled parent builders and other members of the local community.

We are actively fundraising for one final project:

Three permanent classrooms, with adjacent staff room and store, for the Uphill Kindergarten (anticipated budget £40,000)

Can you please help us to raise the funds to finish the school?

Thank you.


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Our updates

3 months ago

With the staff sanitation block fully funded, the next (and hopefully last) big infrastructure project at the school will be to construct a brand new, purpose-built, Kindergarten. This is a huge project that will probably cost in the region of £40,000. Can you please help us to raise the funds?

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5 months ago

In 2023/24 we added a staff accommodation compound to our capital project list - first a renovated house with 8 rooms, and now a terrace of 4 houses plus a communal kitchen. The Uphill staff are delighted to have a quiet, comfortable place to live and prepare their lessons. The sanitation block is next on the list...

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12 months ago

By December 2020 this is what the new school site looked like...Since then we have added a large multipurpose hall with kitchen, and there are now 3 sets of pupil latrines, rainwater is collected from all the roofs and stored in large tanks that feed standpipes and a bespoke 7 tap hand washing station. This is where your donations go folks, and more buildings are still needed...

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12 months ago

After the first latrine block, came the first set of three classrooms...

12 months ago

We have been raising money to buy land and build a permanent school for the children and teachers at Uphill Junior School since 2015. This was the very first building on the new land...

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