Supporting Kakunyu School & its community

The UK charity Friends of Kakunyu School supports Kakunyu School in SW Uganda. This wonderful school, some 7 miles outside Masaka, is for nursery children up to the age of 6, and for children with special educational needs.

Kakunyu School is one of the few schools in Uganda offering education to improve the cognitive skills of children with intellectual disability and other related learning difficulties. It has boarders and day scholars, boys and girls, disabled and abled, and is a joyous, joyful place.Pupils at Kakunyu School

The school, opened in April 2010, stands out gloriously in its bush surroundings. Great things have been achieved by the school management committee, teachers, pupils, and parents over the years: and, with continuing help from the Friends of Kakunyu School and other organisations all over the world, ever greater things will be achieved by the children and community of Kakunyu School.

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UPDATE 2022: School finally re-opens

After 18 months, the school finally re-opened in March 2022 after the Ugandan Government changed its ruling on schools. 

The Friends were able to continue supporting the school and its teachers throughout the closure. All the teachers were retained on half-salary, while the Headteacher, Director and Bursar were retained on full salaries. This is entirely thanks to our fantastic supporters, who kept donating so the school would be ready to re-open when the time came. We can only say – thank you so much.

During the closure, the school started building a dormitory on the Up site, and this will soon be ready for more boarders.