Welcome to the One School at a Time blog! We’re a small non-profit organization based in Boulder, Colorado that works with rural Ugandan schools to help them provide a better education to the children in each school community. One School is unique because we believe that the only way to facilitate sustainable improvement is to work closely with each local community. We partner with schools that are already committed to improvement, and we help them build the capacity to reach their goals. It is the local community that makes our projects successful and sustainable. There are too many examples in Africa of projects that look successful upon completion but then revert to dysfunction after an NGO has left because the community was not involved. Also, because we are a small group of dedicated volunteers, we are able to use 96% of our income directly for our projects in Uganda.
This blog will be dedicated to highlighting One School activities, telling the stories of the kids that go to our partner schools, and posting any other information that is relevant to life and education in Uganda. We hope you’ll follow the blog, spread the work, friend us on facebook, and do whatever you can to help us keep doing our work.