1school_bookKen Driese Photography:

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!

misty_fjord_logo_smallMisty Fjord Seafood Supports One School at a Time with the Sale of Salmon

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.

Dr. Musaazi

Dr. Musaazi

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.

The pressed earth brick machine in action.

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.

afripadsOne 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.

Juliet visits Afripads office in Kampala, Uganda

A parent distributes re-useable sanitary pads to girls at Partner School #3.