CSR: Emirates Foundation Transforms Communities in Uganda
The Emirates Airline Foundation along with Outreach to Africa (OTA) has established a school with three sections; nursery, primary and secondary in Geme village near Fort Portal, Kabarole District, Western Uganda.
Known as the Emirates Airline Foundation Campus, the school is presently catering for 850 pupils and students in both day and boarding sections.
What began as a collaboration to provide basic health care services to residents in 2010, has grown to become a fully-functioning school. Upon the completion of the on-going construction and renovation work currently underway, the capacity of the school will increase.
The Paul Devlin School was started by OTA in 2008 with a mission to empower communities by providing quality education, health care and economic empowerment projects.
In 2014, The Emirates Airline Foundation in partnership with OTA announced the commencement of a project valued at over US$ 1.5 million towards a building project that would transform The Paul Devlin School.
When completed, The Emirates Airline Foundation Campus will enhance the infrastructure and capacity of the school, allowing more students to enrol and receive a well-rounded education.
The Emirates Airline Foundation Campus is expected to be completed by December 2018; in time for the start of the new academic year in February 2019.
The new facility will include dormitories for boarding students, sports fields, staff housing, a library and computer laboratory, a dining hall, and classrooms.
In 2010, The Emirates Airline Foundation embarked on its philanthropic journey with OTA in Uganda, sponsoring travel for healthcare workers traveling on both healthcare and humanitarian missions throughout the country.
The Emirates Airline Foundation is a non-profit organization which aims to improve the quality of life for disadvantaged children, regardless of geographical, political, or religious boundaries.