EDAPO Primary School, Uganda

Economic Development and Aids Prevention Organization (EDAPO) in Central Uganda supports 600 HIV/Aids Orphans and children at risk. EDAPO has its own primary school. In the 2019 school year, there are 422 students: 322 EDAPO students who board at the school and 100 new day students from surrounding communities.  EDAPO students gathering for celebration

An atmosphere of warmth and love nurtures and protects the tender hearts of the children, especially the EDAPO children who are either orphans or whose families cannot afford to keep them.

EDAPO students w teachers

Happy boys on beds w backpacksThese happy boys are grateful for their dormitory built last year. One more dormitory is urgently needed for boys to meet the official requirement that each boy has his own bed. At present many boys have to share. The two dormitories built for girls have enough space for each girl to have a bed.

The students have a good routine and are alert and focused in class.

EPS CLS11 Bright, energetic, enthusiastic learners.

Students raising hands in class tini

       

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EPS girls meditation EDAPO uses the Transcendental Meditation® (TM®) technique to create more hopeful outcomes for the children. Students practice the TM technique together twice a day.

TM has been well documented to improve academic performance, reduce stress, enhance creativity, and improve health.

Children walking meditationYounger children have a special "walking meditation" technique.

EDAPO Primary School has earned an excellent reputation for students' success in the national standard exams taken at the end of primary school. The orphanage provides~~

Fresh, organic food from EDAPO Farms. 

Free medical and dental care to complement the health benefits of TM.

Standard academic disciplines to prepare students for secondary school.

 

Students love to sing and dance at celebrations!

 EDAPO students singing and dancing


Though quite shy by nature, the preprimary students were proud and inspired by the formal celebration of their success. In Uganda, the graduation ceremony--complete with cap and gown--is done in high quality schools when children finish the three years preparing them for primary level.

Pre primary graduates with their teachers

 

~~Without doubt, these EDAPO children are blessed and are becoming ideal, enlightened, resourceful persons who will play a big role in helping Uganda, Africa, and the world to overcome the ongoing challenges. And they will bring up great families, which are the cornerstone to the building of the nation. We provide them with knowledge of how to live life in a way that is healthy, happy, and life-supporting.~~ Mark Mugabe, Director

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Orphan students pay no fees. Your tax-deductible gift will help pay salaries and other expenses of EPS so the school can expand to become a stable Peace-Creating community for Uganda.

 CURRENT NEEDS:

One boys' dormitory: $17,000

Salaries: $11,000 Soon EDAPO will have a mill that farmers in the area can use to grind their grains. The income from this venture will give EDAPO more self-sufficiency to buy clothes and food not provided by EDAPO farm. It will also help pay salaries. In the meantime, help is needed to pay the 33 dedicated teachers and staff. Here are some of them with Dr. Jim Schaefer, member of the Seeds of Heaven Board of Directors, during his visit to the school last June.

EDAPO teachers 6.18

Meditation tent and chairs $2,500

Meditation by the adults is done outside. During the long rainy season...they get wet!