Dr. Obote College

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.

Our Contribution

In the early years Langton students funded the shipment of several containers, supplying textbooks, computers, lighting, mattresses and lab equipment. In 2006 we funded the installation of a satellite Internet link, improving communication channels with DOC staff and students. Five non-uniform days per year continue to cover the cost of maintaining this link.

More recently the focus shifted to the funding of projects at the college, with money raised through our annual sponsored walk allowing the installation of an electricity generator and the refurbishment of science laboratories.

In addition Langton Houses fundraise to sponsor two students each per year. Whilst we seek parity in our relationship with Dr Obote College, many of our students have been moved by the stories of the school’s students and have asked that the Langton continue to sponsor boys attending the school. Sponsored students are either orphans or whose poverty and family circumstances are such that they would not otherwise be able to afford a secondary education. Over the years Langton has sponsored in excess of fifty students, many of whom have subsequently qualified for Ugandan government sponsorship, having excelled in the A Levels.

Fear not the truth

Dr Obote School Motto

Sponsored Students 2017/2018

Atim Leonard

Mackenzie House

Abura Jaspher

Mackenzie House

Okabo Santos

Mackenzie House

Adoko Denis

Burgess House

Ojungu Bernard

Burgess House

Akulla Mercy

Hardman House

Ogwal Henry

Hardman House

Awor Sandra

Hardman House

Ogwal Karl

Sharp House

Odongo Tony

Sharp House