Tilling and Odusai Schools, Uganda

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Key Information

Tilling and Odusai are two rural communities in the Teso-speaking area of central Uganda. Two sister schools were founded in the 1950s by the Ugandan Baha’i community to meet the dire need for education in the villages, particularly for girls. The schools flourished for several years, serving thousands of children who later became prominent members of the community, including some members of the parliament. However, the Idi Amin government confiscated the schools and closed their doors. This was followed by several years of war that devastated the population, cattle and other property. Now, the community is trying to rebuild with meager resources. The Mona Foundation is helping rebuild the schools and return them to their former excellence.

Lead Implementing Organization(s)


Sub-Saharan Africa


Government Affiliation

Non-governmental program


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Ministry Affiliation



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Areas of Work Back to Top

Education areas


  • Primary completion
  • Secondary completion


  • School facilities
  • School quality

Cross-cutting areas

  • No additional topics

Program participants

Target Audience(s)

Boys in school, Girls in school


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School Enrolment Status

All in school

School Level

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Other populations reached

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Participants include

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Program Approaches Back to Top

Facilities construction/improvement

  • Construction/improvement of electricity
  • Construction/improvement of schools

Program Goals Back to Top

Education goals

  • Increased school completion (general)
  • Increased school enrolment (general)

Cross-cutting goals

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