ACACIA RIDGE SCHOOL, IGANGA
Acacia Ridge School (Uganda) is a Pre-Primary and Primary school based on Kigulu hill along the Iganga-Kaliro road in Iganga District, Eastern Uganda. Named after Acacia Ridge, a suburb of Brisbane City in Australia, the school aims to provide high level quality and affordable education service to the most vulnerable children in Uganda.
Destiny Namukuve in class at Acacia Ridge School, Uganda
Through the generous contributions of a Christian couple in Acacia Ridge, Brisbane (Australia), Child Celebration Network bought land in Iganga and Namutumba Districts in Uganda for the establishment of a school and medical center. In December 2016 construction of the first four classroom block was started. The school was opened to the pubic in February 2017.
The school follows the same syllabus prepared by the Ministry of Education and Sports (National Curriculum Development Centre – NCDC) and are evaluated by the same examination bodies, such as the Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB).
The school is also in the process of integrating international learning standards in the provision of primary education. One way this is being done is to engage and learn from schools in other nations, especially Australia. Academic exchanges are vital in this regard including the sharing of teaching staff and teaching materials.
The school leadership is exploring the possibility of introducing the AcE
The school provides education under the guidance and in accordance with Government regulations and standards. As such, we supplement the government efforts to efficiently and effectively provide education services to all.
The medical center building which is under construction in Kigulu, Iganga District (Uganda).
Like all private and Government aided schools/institutions in Uganda, Acacia Ridge School (Uganda) is governed by the Education – (Pre- Primary, Primary and Post- Primary) Act 2008. The school aims to operate according to the Rules and Regulations set by this Act.
Classroom building at Acacia Ridge School, Uganda.
We co-ordinate connect children in Uganda and children abroad (especially students) to enable them communicate to one another and share experiences and knowledge. This helps children grow up with a fair knowledge of experiences of people in other nations and cultures.
We encourage schools to allow their children twin with children in Uganda. Such relationships grow into useful connections that can be called upon later in life for the good of the world.
To participate in our letter writing scheme, please contact Child Celebration Network and we shall connect you to school children waiting to make friends.