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…

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…

A lick of paint

A week before the start of the new term we ran out of money. The builders downed tools and our chances of being ready by the 9th of May seemed lost. I was so stressed that I couldn’t sleep because I knew the children would be heartbroken if they couldn’t go to school when term started. But God answered my prayers. An unexpected gift from…

School construction so far

The last week in April brought us builders with enough materials to construct the latrines and some temporary classrooms for our new school. And by the first week in May the builders were making fast progress on both – and we needed them to be fast. Latrines and basic classrooms were the minimum needed to get the Ministry of Education’s stamp of approval for school…

New land purchase for school

In March this year we were thrilled to be able to purchase the land to build our new vegan primary school. Thanks to generous donations from supporters, we can now dare to hope that our school will soon be more than just a dream. Atlas Community School has been running since 2018 but, after being evicted from the rented premises it occupied, we had no…

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