WHY WE BUILD SCHOOLS: Far Away Friends is an organization committed to ending educational poverty, which we believe begins in the classroom. Through our school builds, we envision educating and empowering the next generation of global citizens.

HOW WE BUILD SCHOOLS: Our team works closely with key community members in country to identify a need for quality primary education. We then ask the community to donate land and source up to 50% of the materials and labor needed to complete the structure. Once the foundation is poured, Far Away Friends (USA) collects donations to complete the building and help fund the first year of operations. 

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Namasale, Northern Uganda 

As one of the most remote villages in Northern Uganda with low access to quality education, many children in Namasale become trapped in a cycle of generational poverty. Due to the lack of local and high-quality schooling, Namasale remains part of one of the least-educated districts in all of Uganda. So many children in this community have never had access to quality education in their own village. That’s why we partnered with the community to build the first Global Leaders Day & Boarding Primary School.

Since our opening in March 2016, we have been enrolling students at Global Leaders on a daily basis. With access to an affordable and local primary school within the village, parents now feel confident knowing their children are receiving the highest quality education from motivated teachers in a beautiful learning environment. More kids in school means a brighter future for the community as a whole and a chance for children to escape the cycle of generational poverty.