Awegys Primary School Scholarships – Uganda

Mtaala Foundation

To create and support a school for vulnerable children and at-risk youth in Uganda



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6-11 years

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What is Co-Funding?

Co-funding with the ALMT allows individuals, other Trusts and Foundations, and Companies to contribute funds directly to individual, vetted and approved, project partnerships. With fifteen years of experience awarding grants and working in partnership with children’s organisations around the world, the ALMT is best placed to support you in your philanthropy.

Alice Wegoye, a retired school teacher and mother of ten, felt she needed to help Uganda’s orphans and children affected by war and extreme poverty. She turned her house into a dorm, gave up her home and her land, and used her tiny pension to begin construction of a school in Kigo, Uganda. Inspired by Alice’s dedication and achievements, Mtaala Foundation’s mission is to support and sustain Alice’s vision.


Awegys Secondary School is providing the best possible education to those who have previously been unable to attend school due to poverty, conflict, or the death of their parents. Run by volunteers in the US and UK, Mtaala sends 95% of its donations directly to Awegys. Student numbers continue to grow, from 5 to over 130, as does the school itself. After working with Mtaala on their mission and strategy and a previously successful project, the ALMT is funding a further 15 educational sponsorships at Awegys School. These sponsorships provide a crucial foundation for vulnerable children and at-risk youth who have endured war, the loss of their parents, the HIV epidemic, neglect, and extreme poverty. The cost of an education for one year benefits the whole school with contributions towards the teachers, food for staff and pupils and accommodation therefore creating a stronger learning and nurturing environment.

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