Dr Obote College, Uganda
Dr Obote College is our Ugandan link school, located a few miles south of Lira, in northern Uganda. In many ways Dr Obote College is similar to the Langton, with approximately 700 boys, with girls in the Sixth Form. Like the majority of Ugandan Secondary Schools, Dr Obote College is a fee paying boarding school, with students originating from poor social backgrounds.
The link between our two schools was established in 2001, with the primary objectives of developing educational and cultural links. As a starting point a shipment of library books and computers was sent in spring 2002, allowing Dr Obote College to establish its first computer laboratory and re-stock its library. More recently, teacher exchanges have taken place. Unfortunately, whilst the Lord’s Resistance Army remained active in Northern Uganda, the region was too unstable to allow student exchanges.
Langton students are largely responsible for raising the funds necessary for teacher exchanges and shipments. In addition we currently hold non-uniform days to raise funds for student sponsorship. In the last ten years we have sponsored 39 students, covering the total cost of their tuition, boarding and school uniform.