These Are Our Roots

Our story began in 2007 with a dream of a vocational school for youth dropouts. However, this changed a year later after a three-week needs assessment where the founders of the center discovered that many children in the area did not go to school due to lack of school fees. The founders, with the support of friends, purchased 2.5 acres of land on which the center currently sits. Through community mobilization, they cleared the land and the first shovel in the ground was for a pit latrine. Pioneer classes were taught under trees and the first chalkboard was built by painting joined pieces of timber black.

Kasuku Children’s Center is located in Nakawuka-Kasuku village, 20km south of the capital, Kampala and and 15 km north of Entebbe International Airport. Kasuku Children’s Center is a non-profit organization incorporated in the republic of Uganda in 2008. It was founded to manage children with special needs by providing them a chance at education and skills development. The core of Kasuku is to be a support beacon and enhance the efforts of local communities, community based farmer groups, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and local government in an integrated and sustainable manner. Kasuku Children’s Centre is a Kindergarten – Grade 3 school with an umbrella support for parents (mostly teen-parents) and is currently the only one of its kind in the area. The center has ongoing programs during  both the school term and holidays. Our programs aim to incorporate sport as a vehicle, to help bring about positive change and social cohesion in a community that desperately needs social services. We want to be there to provide hope, inspiration, opportunities and platforms for them to advance their ambitions and future dreams. 

Our Vision

Kasuku Children’s Centre will help shape the next generation of  life-long learners. We will challenge and empower children, youth and their families. We will give them the knowledge and the skills to contribute to a just and sustainable society

Our Mission

Our Mandate is to provide literacy and sporting infrastructure, equipment and programs aimed at developing the young people of Nakawuka and surrounding area. We do this by enabling access to learning through the provision of:

  • Differentiated, in-depth and cohesive learning programs aligned to year level content and achievement standards outlined by the Ugandan curriculum.
  • Highly effective teachers focused on improving student outcomes through their commitment to ongoing professional development, quality teaching, evidence based practices, coaching and mentoring and collaboration.
  • A quality inclusive learning environment that is responsive to the children’s voice
  • Enriching and engaging resources available for everyone.
  • Opportunities for community and parents to participate in learning and decision making partnerships.

Kasuku Committee

We have people in kasuku.  We’re just a little camera shy right now! 

Ottawa Committee

 

 

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