September 6, 2016

UNIFAT Primary School in Uganda

Learning through love and understanding

The Apex Foundation supports dozens of charities worldwide that help people challenged by poverty, disability or discrimination achieve self-sufficiency. One of those notable charities is the Upper Nile Institute for Appropriate Technology (UNIFAT) Primary School located in Gulu, Uganda, East Africa.

UNIFAT was founded by Abitimo Rebecca Odongkara thirty years ago with very humble beginnings – only a few students, no books, and no formal classroom. Her mission was to teach children through love and understanding. Today, UNIFAT hosts over 1,000 students in grades K-8 and is one of the top performing schools in the region.

Get a glimpse into the school in this video:

In addition to academic excellence, UNIFAT is unique because of its mission of “learning through love and understanding.” According to, “The school provides scholarships for a significant number of underprivileged children who have been devastated by calamities that have affected the region, most notably the war in Northern Uganda from 1985 to 2006, and HIV-AIDS. In addition, the school offers counseling seminars to the surrounding community in an effort to encourage emotional healing for the people of Northern Uganda.”

Apex Foundation contributes to the general scholarship fund and supports school repairs and upgrades like updating the front gate, installation of new girls bathrooms, and the purchase of a bus to transport students safely to school. We are proud to support UNIFAT and enable more children to receive education, encouragement, and import life skills leading to a successful future.

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