Ken traveled to our partner schools in 2009 and 2014. Ken’s wonderful images are available for sale as well as a photography book about his work with One School at a Time in Uganda. Check out Ken’s Ugandan photos on Flickr!
Fran Kaul, fisherwoman and owner of Misty Fjord Seafood, generously donates her profits each year from salmon sales in Laramie, Wyoming to One School at a Time.
One School at a Time and Sustainable Ugandan Technology – Dr. Musaazi and Technology for Tomorrow
Dr. Musaazi, an engineering professor at Makerere University in Kampala and the founder of Technology for Tomorrow, has developed innovative solutions to some of Africa’s most basic and pressing problems: sanitation, clean water, health, and environmental degradation.
Acknowledging that trying to radically change the behavior of African people is ineffective, Dr. Musaazi has developed new technologies and devices that work with already established habits and customs. All of these technologies, when installed in schools, can greatly benefit children.
Deforestation is a serious problem in Uganda. Wood is used for burning bricks and for cooking. To address this issue, Dr. Musaazi has developed an interlocking soil brick which requires no firing, is stronger than burnt bricks and requires less cement. Schools that use this brick press can build their bricks on site without a single tree needing to be cut down to fire the brick kiln! One School at a Time’s construction projects (classrooms, latrines, graineries and above-ground 40,000 L cisterns) use this brick press exclusively.
One School at a Time rainwater harvesting systems and graineries are modeled from technologies created by Dr. Musaazi.
One School at a Time and Sustainable Ugandan Technology – Afripads
AFRIpads is a social business in Uganda that manufactures and sells cost-effective cloth sanitary pads. One School at a Time provides these pads to older girls at our Ugandan partner schools.