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 –…

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…

Early rain and beans

The rainy season usually starts in October in Uganda, and that’s when we planned to plant Atlas Vegan Community School’s food garden, but the rains started early this year. So a couple of weeks ago we decided to take advantage of that and planted 50kg of beans over half an acre. And look!!! Here come the beans to feed our children! The next thing we…

Famine consumes Karamoja

‘’Honorable Members, the plight of our people in famine-stricken Karamoja remains a scar on the conscience of our Country. The images of starving malnourished children and reports of famine-induced deaths have left us all enervated. Therefore, I direct the Prime Minster to find sustainable solutions to stem this seasonal challenge forthwith,’’ Ms Among said. Find lasting solutions to Karamoja hunger plight, Speaker Among tells govt…

Starving in Uganda

From Jeremy Rifkin’s Los Angeles Times op-ed piece, May 27, 2002: “In the past half a century, we have erected an artificial, worldwide protein ladder, with grain-fed beef and other meats on the top rung. Affluent populations, especially in Europe, North America and Japan, devour the bounty of the planet. The transition of world agriculture from food grain to feed grain represents a new form…

Atlas Vegan Community School Teacher Asks for Help

He is a maths and English teacher and is pleased to tell us the children, some of whom were so deprived of education that they couldn’t even write their own names, are now making progress. But the school is still very short of text books and exercise books, and often has nothing to feed the children. The children at Atlas school have a very long…

Back to School

So, the 9th of May arrived and Atlas was ready – well, it had met the minimum requirements demanded by the Ministry of Education, so they were able to let the kids come back to school. Whilst they were hugely relieved that they could do that, things were far from ideal. They had spent everything they had on building work, so they couldn’t afford to…

Vegan Feeding Day

Our vegan feeding program is designed to give around 200 children a healthy meal while we teach them how important it is to adopt the vegan lifestyle for their health, the health of future generations and the environment, and the protection of animals. Our plan is to have a vegan feeding day every month, but lack of funds have prevented us from doing it this…

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