Just outside Fort Portal in western Uganda, Tooro is home to a strong and impressively cooperative community. They chose to build their Hello Hub in the grounds of Tooro High School. The school was founded in 2003. Most of the students are orphans or vulnerable young people, all seeking a better future.
Tooro High is centrally located within the community, and is thus easily accessible. However, the location of the Hello Hub is by far the least public of all of our sites as it lies within the fenced school grounds. All of the other Hubs are freely accessible at all times. In that respect, the Tooro site comes with its own challenges for Hello World. The school, however, is committed to ensuring open access to all members of the community, and our team supports them in this important decision.
There was close cooperation during the building process. Teachers and local leaders sourced building materials, the young and older boys dug and laid the foundation, and the girls focused on building, rendering and painting the seating benches. It was an impressive team effort, led by the amazing children of the community.