Uganda: Educating A Nation
Rafiki Thabo Foundation works with local people in the Kabale District of Uganda to support students in secondary schools, universities and teacher training colleges to complete their studies. Kabale is the highest ( 2000m) and coldest town in Uganda and is known as the “Switzerland of Africa” with intricately terraced hills and fjord-like lakes. Rafiki also work in communities in Kenya and Lesotho.
At many schools students have to pay for food, uniform and books as well as school fees even if they go to a government-funded school. Many students go hungry at lunchtime because they cannot afford to eat often because their parents are ill and cannot work. Sadly HIV is common but there is still a stigmatization attached to it. Students who have HIV themselves often find it hard to seek support from teachers, and go without food, essential for them to keep as healthy as possible, to accompany any medication they may be taking and to help them concentrate at school.
Rafiki now ensures that every child at KJLMSS School in Kabale District has a school lunch.
In association with Rafiki Thabo Foundation