VegNews features Atlas Vegan School

We are thrilled that the American online magazine, VegNews, has featured our vegan community primary school and shared what we are doing with all their readers 😀 Ultimately, the Atlas Vegan Community School wants its children to thrive, and to have a happy, healthy future. For this, the school fosters its students’ love for learning, encourages them to try new and exciting things, and gives…

Teachers’ wages needed in time for early school closure due to Ebola lockdown

* Our hard-working teachers are dedicated to their pupils and work hard to provide them with a quality, compassionate education, even when they don’t get paid. Don’t get me wrong, they are salaried employees, but our charity is frequently – constantly – short of cash and they often have to wait longer than they should for their wage. They don’t complain, but they have to…

Vegan Food Relief during Ebola lockdown

We are so grateful for our generous supporters who have enabled us to provide some food relief for those going hungry due to the Ebola lockdown in Uganda. Our charity does its best to help with the food relief necessitated by the Ebola lockdown. We have distributed plant-based food to needy people in the affected districts and would like to do more. If you would…

Lockdowns more feared than Ebola

Story from https://allafrica.com/stories/202211070047.html “Rising commodity prices and the overall increase in cost of living pose new risks to livelihoods that had just begun recovering from the effects of COVID-19. These and other shocks are threatening to stall socio-economic transformation, thus increasing the likelihood of the people falling deeper into poverty,” said Mukami Kariuki, World Bank Country Manager for Uganda, at the launch of the latest…

Stop Animal Gifting Programs

MEDIA RELEASE from In Defense of Animals: Dr. Jane Goodall, Scientists and Interfaith Leaders Call on Charities To Stop Animal Gifting Programs. Posted by Lisa Levenson, 20 December 2021 LOS ANGELES (December 20, 2021) — Dr. Jane Goodall along with fellow scientists, religious leaders, and celebrities are urging world aid charities to end animal gifting. Animal gifting programs hurt gift recipients by burdening them with…

A day in the life of our vegan school

Isn’t school great? 😀 Well, the first great thing about Atlas Vegan Community School, is breakfast! After their long walk to school of between one and six miles, our pupils’ day starts with a good vegan breakfast. This must first be prepared by our cook in the little kitchen which she’s very glad now has a roof 😀 First, her helpful son makes a fire…

Meet Letitia

To help you understand the level of abject poverty some of our school’s pupils live in, let me introduce Letitia and her grandma. It’s 2022, much of the world lives in comparative luxury, never without basic necessities, and even home comforts taken for granted or squandered. Not so in this corner of Uganda. This kind of poverty should have been – could have been –…

Children need to play

According to numerous child development experts and paediatricians, play improves the cognitive, physical, social, and emotional well-being of children and young people. Free play, that is play which is not controlled by adults, is particularly important for children to develop confidenceself-esteemresilienceinteraction and sharingsocial skillsindependencecuriosityand learning to cope with challenging situations Play is so important to optimal child development that it has been recognized by the…

Please sir, may I have some more?

Said Oliver Twist to the porridge server, and we’re saying the same 🙂 Our school’s children need more food. As you have read in recent posts, we have got our seats and desks, we’ve got our water tank, and our kitchen has a roof – thank God. And we have a field of beans which we hope will in future supply at least some of…