The Emirates Airline Foundation
Transforming communities in Western Uganda
Together with Outreach to Africa (OTA), the foundation has established a school with three sections; nursery, primary and secondary; The Emirates Airline Foundation campus in Geme village near Fort Portal, Kabarole District, Western Uganda. The campus currently caters for 850 pupils and students in both day and boarding sections, but upon completion of the on-going construction and renovation works, the capacity of the school will increase.
What began as a collaboration to provide basic health care services to residents in 2010, has grown to become a fully-functioning school. The Paul Devlin School was started by OTA in 2008; an NGO located in Fort Portal, Kabarole district, Western Uganda 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 an over US$1.5 million building project that would transform The Paul Devlin School. The construction of The Emirates Airline Foundation Campus - a new wing of the School, 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.
The Emirates Airline Foundation is a non-profit charity organization which aims to improve the quality of life for children, regardless of geographical, political, or religious boundaries, and to help them maintain or improve their human dignity. The foundation's aim is to help disadvantaged children realize their full potential by providing them with the basics, which most of us take for granted such as food, medicine, housing and education. Focusing particularly on children trapped in extreme poverty, the foundation, made up of volunteer employees and friends of the Emirates Group, strives to reduce illness and childhood mortality rates. The Foundation's goal is to use 95 per cent of donated funds exclusively for the children, with five per cent allocated to administration costs.
(L-R) The main classroom block, administrative block and the boys' dormitory
The front view of the nursery school block at the EAF Campus in Western Uganda
The Emirates Airbus A380