The 2019 Terra Nova FC season will start soon and this year we have a way for the soccer teams you are part of to help. We are calling it Goal Terra Nova and you can learn more using the button below.
We offer excellent education for 175 children (pre-school through fifth grade).
How It Works
Each interested family fills out a student application, goes through a home visit, and finally, the applicant and a parent or guardian are invited to the school for a final interview.
We facilitate a basic academic assessment and have questions for the parent/guardian to answer. Finally, with all of our information gathered, we sit to discern the admissions process. We are looking for families connected to our community, committed to education, in need of financial help, and students who show potential to succeed in our program.
Once a student is accepted they are awarded a school tuition package. Overall our families pay an average of 20% of the actual cost of attendance. No family pays more than $155 per year and some pay as little as $60.
The difference in funding is made up by the generosity of donors who want to see our community thrive.
Why It's Necessary
Uganda is in the midst of a population surge. It is one of the world's youngest and fastest growing populations. The rapid population growth and lack of education infrastructure has led to drastically under-performing or inaccessible schools.
In 1997, Uganda implemented a program called UPE (Universal Public Education) to offer primary public education for all children. The program did not adequately fund teacher training, hiring new teachers, or construction of more schools and classrooms. Classrooms were suddenly filled with 75 - 100 students and few new teachers.
Without money to address the issues, families lost faith and quit sending their children to the schools, but classes are still overcrowded with an average teacher to pupil ratio of 1:43 and classrooms averaging 54 students.
Other Issues In Ugandan Schools:
What Our Students Say
Almost all of our students have been at Terra Nova since they started school, but some have experienced other area schools. Here is some of the feedback they have shared about what makes Terra Nova different: