Help us to build on-site housing for KAASO staf!

Please help us to raise funds to build on-site staff accommodation at KAASO to save on rent and long travel for staff.

KAASO currently renting accommodation to house its dozens of teachers, cooks, farm workers, administrative staff and others who help keep this incredible school running. Help us to build on-site accommodation for the staff so that they don’t have to travel far to school and so that the school can save on costly rent each month.

Volunteer Fundraising Highlights

KAASO has a very active network of volunteers who organise fundraisers for the school from around the world. See below a few of the volunteer fundraising highlights at KAASO:

2021 - 2022 - Bunk Bed Appeal

With the help of our UK-based charity, Unity is Strength, and Australian volunteers Luke Marks & Carly Shiels, we raised enough funds to buy 240 metal bunk beds for all KAASO students, replacing the bed-bug-infested wooden triple decker bunks of the past. Now all children at KAASO are able to sleep on double-decker metal bunk beds – cleaner, safer and more hygienic. Thanks to all those who supported this great initiative!


2021 - KAASO Teachers’ Covid Relief Project Fund

When Covid closed schools across Uganda, donors from around the world pitched in to establish a Teachers’ Covid Relief Project Fund which saw the creation of a piggery project, a goat keeping project, a brick-making project, a nursery bed project, and a fruit and vegetable growing project. These valuable initiatives have helped KAASO to keep their teachers employed, thus retaining them for the reopening of schools in January 2022.


2020-2021 – KATKiDS Hall & Classroom Block

Thanks to the support of KATKiDS charity in Bermuda, along with funding from the New Zealand Embassy Grant, KAASO now has a two-storied hall and classroom block. Housing three classrooms and two offices upstairs, and a huge hall space downstairs, this incredible resource will benefit not only the students of KAASO, but also the wider Kabira community.

2017 – Bermuda Water Project

The same amazing group that brought KAASO the school bus teamed together once more to fundraise for the Bermuda Water Project. Thanks to the Hamilton Rotary Club and RenaissanceRe, KAASO now have four 20,000 litre water tanks and guttering on all school buildings meaning that every precious drop of rain water is now collected.

2016 – School Bus

In November 2016, the village of Kabira came to a standstill when KAASO’s dreams came true and their very own school bus drove into the school gates. The bus is not only used for transporting the children to various educational, cultural and sporting events, it is also hired out around the community to help cover running costs. 

2015 – Community Piggery Projects

Volunteers matched donors from around the world with local families struggling to pay school fees, funding these families to set up income-generating piggeries. Today, the piggery beneficiaries are reaping the rewards, with almost all families now contributing towards their children’s school fees at KAASO.

2014 – Solar Power Upgrade

KAASO has been powered by solar power since 2009 when volunteers fundraised to purchase and install solar panels and batteries at the school. In 2014, volunteers ran another major fundraiser to upgrade the system to cope with the school’s expansion of new buildings and increased demand for power. 

2013 – Mark House

To cater for the school’s growing population, volunteers fundraised to build a new dormitory. The dormitory was named Mark House in honour of Mark Blomfield, the project’s major funder, who tragically died before construction had been completed. The school held a memorial service for Mark on the day of the dormitory’s opening. 

2009 – Kiwi House

Up until 2009, the school library and computer lab was being used as a dormitory to accommodate the overflow of boarding students. Volunteers ran a major fundraiser to construct Kiwi House which enabled the library and computer lab to be vacated and used for their original purpose. Once the children had moved out, the library and computer lab were fully furnished thanks to a grant from the Rotary Club of East Coast Bays in New Zealand. 

Thank you for your support!

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