Sunrise is celebrating 11 years of providing education, nutrition, immunization and healthcare to more than 600 disadvantaged children in Uganda.


Our Mission

Our goal is to enrich, educate, and improve the quality of life for children in our community.  We believe every child is a special little person with unique talents and abilities.  Early childhood is an essential time for development. We have integrated lots of hands-on materials that allow students to experiment with reading, writing,  music and art.  Students benefit from computer classes and a unique vocational training program that aims to equip students with valuable skills and instill a life-long love for learning.  

For just $200 per year you can provide a child with an Education and help break the cycle of poverty.  A donation of $200 provides a child with   

  • Quality education from caring and attentive teachers
  • Small class sizes (many schools in Uganda have student teacher ratios 1:100 or more)
  • Vocational training that goes beyond the classroom
  • Two nutritious meals per day 
  • The chance for a brighter future      

Vocational  Training 

Our vocational training program aims to teach students important life skills and help disadvantaged children break the cycle of poverty and move towards a more sustainable future.  Students are introduced to a wide range of skills including organic gardening,  knitting, animal husbandry and small business management.  Students utilize our computer lab to create presentations, track profits and write reports.  Our tea, coffee and fruit gardens serve as outdoor classrooms where children gain a wealth of agricultural knowledge.  Students work cooperatively on class projects to make and market the following products.  All income earned is directed back to the school as part of our model for sustainability and to benefit the community as a whole.

  • Grade 3 - Chalk Production / Music CD
  • Grade 4:  Environmental Charcoal Production / Music CD
  • Grade 5:  Knitting  / Music CD
  • Grade 6:  Coffee Roasting and Packaging
  • Grade 7:  Solar Fruit Drying  



At Sunrise we believe long term success begins and grows at the community level.  We started in 2005 as a a "free" school.  Over time our model evolved and we began building local sustainability.  In January 2015 we opened our doors to full tuition payers, with the intent of reducing donor reliance and utilizing income earned to help pay operational expenses.  Class spaces are evenly distributed between scholarship, subsidized and full tuition students, thereby providing equal access to all socio economic levels.  In this way we can provide for low-income students as we continue to work towards our goal of 80% school sustainability by 2018.   

“Listen to the mustn’ts, child. Listen to the don’ts. Listen to the shouldn’ts, the impossibles, the won’ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me... Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.”
— Shel Silverstein

How sunrise school benefits students

Sunrise school empowers students and teaches them the importance of self sustainability, while creating a strong foundation for future learning

  • Preschool - primary education
  • Two nutritious meals per day
  •  Immunizations 
  • Vocational and life skills training
  • Computer skills
  • Small class sizes and individual attention