Renovation project - Adullam community school

by Elliot Kennedy in Gayaza - Zirobwe Road

We did it
On 5th February 2018 we successfully raised £2,138 with 49 supporters in 42 days

This projects aim is to raise £2000 for Adullam to give them properly sheltered indoor classrooms for its pupils and teachers

by Elliot Kennedy in Gayaza - Zirobwe Road

New stretch target

if we reach our target we will throw all the extra money towards buying equipment and supplies for the school.

Campaign mission

Our mission is to help this community school, providing them with basic shelter so classes can run undisturbed from the tropical seasons and provide its pupils with the tools to progress in their ciricullums (books, calculators ect) 

Adullam is not only a solution to its towns needs for a educational centre but it also plays an important role to their community.

Why Adullam?

Adullam is a community funded and built primary school that provides education to children in their local district of Luwero (western Uganda, 35km outside Kampala). Founded by William Nsereko it was built to provide a school for the more disadvantaged pupils, those unable to attend due to a pre-teens daily commute being too far, or fees being too expensive. Only 4 years old Adullam has no government funding and so its future is in the hands of the people! Having a indoor classroom that is properly sheltered from the weather is a basic element for a school to function undisturbed, this sets out for them to achieve that.

Your donation 

£1 is on average 4,830 Ugandan shillings  

'A 2lt bottle of water is around 500 shillings and in the local markets 4-5 days worth of fruit and veg would cost £1'

If we reach our target any extra money will be further invested into the school, buying books and equipment (sports, gardening, games) alongside various stationary supplies (rulers, compasses, calculators ect)

From speaking with Mr Nsereko we have created a complete breakdown for you to see exactly where your moneys going.

A 21*21ft will cost between 9-10 million shillings

£2000 = 9,667,368 

Breakdown total = 9,610,000 leaves us 57,368 (about £11) for a contingency fund

Adullams Future

After school activities already take place, landscaping and planting food and shrubbery all in tune with the future layout plans. As a community backed project some of the pupils parents teach the classes and cook, being entirely run of donations.


With plans to one day become an established school in the district of Luwero, William Nsereko hopes to continue growing adullam, teaching more subjects and eventually more pupils. 


In exchange for your contributions we have various rewards available, from letters by school to prints and zines alongside with an opportunity to be ingrained in the spirit of the school having trees planted in your name.

"This short series captures the essence of the adullum showing the pupils attitude and spirit towards working on the land and how the local community lay groundwork that will become the school foundation to build on"

You can see more photos here

Disclaimer: all incentives will come from my own pocket, none of your money will go towards anything other then the renovation project! These incentives are just a small gesture to show my appreciation for being apart of this vision. 


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£5 or more

A big personlaised thank you on social media!

You will receive a big thank you on Facebook for your contribution

£10 or more

A signed letter from Adullam

For your contribution you will receive a signed letter delivered to you door as a personalised gesture from the founder and headteacher of adullam

£20 or more

1 of 50 claimed

1 signed Adullam print of your choice

Alongside all the above, you will receive a signed print of your choice to say thank you for your contribution

£50 or more

0 of 20 claimed

A personalised Adullam zine

For this donation you will receive a personalised Adullam zine (only 20 available!) that tells the story of the school and its aspirations, filled with words from the headteacher and founder of Adullam alongside some of my experiences in and around the village.

£100 or more

0 of 10 claimed

A tree of your choice planted in your name

For this huge contribution not only will you receive all of the above, but your name will be embedded into the spirit of this school, planting a tree in tribute to your generosity. This offering is very special as the land is sacred to its people, to have a tree in a name of your choice that will continue to grow with the school is considered a great honour, not only will you become apart of this school but also its community.

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