Peta Award Enjoyed!

* The Atlas Vegan Community School’s teachers and children found cause for celebration this week when they received the TeachKind Compassionate School Award goodies from Peta. As well as the award certificate, which will be proudly mounted on the classroom wall, the children received books teaching empathy and kindness to animals. Like all children, the Atlas pupils love animals so their enthusiasm for these lessons…

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…

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…

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…

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