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Project information

Admin Block with Secure Storage - NOW BUILT!

All schools need secure storage for curriculum resources, school records & equipment. The school director, head teacher, bursar & staff also need a quiet area for work & meet with visitors. Uphill Junior School in Uganda has no dedicated office space. We want to help. PROJECT COMPLETED JUNE 2018!

August 2017 - June 2018

Charity information: The Uphill Trust

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  • Need


    Uphill Junior School currently rents office space next to the temporary school site. The school relocated to a new, permanent site in January 2017 and there are no buildings available to provide secure office space and a place to receive visitors and parents in the new location.


    A dedicated Administration Block will be constructed to provide offices, a staff room and a secure storage room on the new school site. This will have concrete foundations, brick walls, glass windows and metal doors, providing a clean, dry environment where resources and school documents can be kept securely, and where staff can work when they are not teaching. Office space will be provided for the Head Teacher and Director, where they can meet parents and visitors.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To build an administration block with offices for staff and a secure storage room


    » Construct a multi-room administration building on the new school site with secure windows and a robust metal outer door that can be padlocked.

    What success will look like

    The aim will have been met when the administration building has been constructed and plastered/painted inside and out.

  • Impact


    Provision of a multi-room office building will allow the staff to prepare lessons in a clean, dry environment with easy access to systematically organised teaching resources and will provide space for staff meetings and training sessions, as well as for meetings with parents and visitors. The storage room will allow valuable equipment and documents to be held securely when not is use. Trustees will inspect the building and request feedback from staff on how it is being used annually.


    Funding may not be available to construct a fully plastered and painted building in one phase. The project will therefore be split into two phases: Phase 1 will be the construction of secure building with lockable windows and doors. The room can be used by the school at this stage. Phase 2 will be to plaster and paint the building inside and out to bring it up to the desired standard of finish.


    Donors to this projects will be kept informed via a combination of quarterly email newsletters plus frequent updates on The Uphill Trust facebook and twitter pages and on The Uphill Trust website.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £13,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £9,000 Construction Foundations, walls, roof with secure window and metal door
      £4,000 Finishing Plastering and painting, inside and out

    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    Legacy Donation £9,000 Guaranteed
  • Background


    Uphill Junior School was founded in 2011 and serves a poor rural community comprised primarily of subsistence farmers in western Uganda. Many of the families in the area have been affected by HIV/AIDS and there are a large number of orphaned children and single parent families. The school actively encourages the education of girls as well as boys.


    The teaching staff of Uphill Junior School will be the primary beneficiaries of the project. The new building will house the curriculum resources and school records and will provide secure storage for donated second-hand laptops and other valuable equipment. The children of Iruhuura will be the ultimate beneficiaries as staff will be able to prepare better lesson plans, leading to a better educational experience.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    The Uphill Trust was established to support the development of Uphill Junior School. The Trust has a proven track record in raising funds/delivering projects: Ventilated Pit Latrine (2016); Classroom Block 1 (2016); Security Fence/Gates (September 2016). The Trust has also raised money to provide desks, chairs and tables for the existing teaching spaces, along with curriculum resources, rainwater harvesting tanks, plus other items of teaching and sports equipment.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Muhimbise Elius

    Elius is the Director of Uphill Junior School and project manages the build projects. His local knowledge and expertise are invaluable in this role.

    Max Macdonald

    As Chairman and Founder of The Uphill Trust, Max has built close relationships within the community of Iruhuura and with Uphill Junior School

    Belinda Macdonald

    Belinda is a Trustee and Administrator for The Uphill Trust. She is responsible for the Trust's online presence along with record keeping & finance


will buy 25% of the iron sheets needed to roof the new building

"Much thanks to our most loved Uphill Trustees for all the wonderful funding and to all our friends, men and women, for your kind hearts. God bless you so much."

Muhimbise Elius