… for an innovative school, training and cultural centre in Arua/Uganda. Innovative because we combine classic knowledge transfer and practical action with reference to the reality of children’s lives.
The principles of sustainability that run through the project are also incorporated into everyday school life and teaching.
Our Ugandan friend Pascal had already developed this school concept before damawas was founded. How the connection between him and us and the idea for Damawas came about, you can read here. The name of our local partner association refers to this connection:
DECCA – Damawas Education and Cultural Center Arua
Damawas – let’s do something!
(“Austro-Kiswahili”, so to speak, because we couldn’t find a suitable word in Kiswahili, the official Ugandan language, that was easy enough to pronounce.)