About the School

Kabira Adult Attention and School of Orphans

In 1999, a local council in the Rakai district established St. Paul’s Kabira Adult Attention and School of Orphans (or KAASO). KAASO is a primary school, orphanage, and adult education centre. Originally intended for orphans or adults who never had the opportunity to attend school, KAASO has since grown to have a wider purpose. It is currently used as a base for many community empowerment and development projects, such as adult literacy programs, women empowerment groups, and community library services.

The ultimate goal for KAASO is to empower and equip the community as a whole to enable them to bring their children into a brighter future. HIV/AIDs awareness has become a top priority for both the school and community outreach programs.

The Canadian International Learning Foundation (CanILF) offers financial and administrative support to KAASO through its Uganda Literacy and Education Program (ULEP). CanILF will begin this initiative by supporting KAASO’s community empowerment program called Zibula Attude (‘You Cannot Earn While Sitting’).

This project furnishes adult female and male students with the skills needed to obtain employment and provide for their families.The curriculum consists of training in basic business, agricultural practices, home economics, and cultural issues, as well as literacy training in local languages (Luganda) and English. All courses address important topics, such as HIV/AIDs, gender equality and environmental stewardship.

A member of the Women’s Empowerment Group weaving a matt
A member of the ‘Zibula Attude’ weaving a matt