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Our Educational Philosophy

Mustardseed Junior School was conceived by two friends: Kenneth Buwule, a Ugandan school teacher, book editor and post graduate scholar of peace and conflict resolution, and John Caird, a British writer and theatre director of plays, musicals and opera whose work has been performed all round the world.  

Kenneth and John share a deep sense of care for the health of the world in ecological and educational terms. They want to inspire a new generation of young people with the knowledge, the will and the self-confidence to make their world a better, greener and more peaceful place.

Our school is dedicated to providing high-quality education while placing a strong emphasis on sustainability and nurturing a harmonious relationship between our learners and the natural environment.

In the context of wider sustainability challenges and environmental degradation in Uganda, we believe it is our responsibility to equip our students with the knowledge and values necessary to become agents of positive change. Our curriculum goes beyond the standard academic subjects to incorporate meaningful lessons about environmental conservation, resource management, and sustainable practices. We engage our learners in thought-provoking discussions, hands-on activities, and real-world projects that empower them to understand the importance of sustainability and take practical steps to protect the environment.

By fostering a deep connection with nature and instilling a sense of environmental stewardship, we are shaping responsible global citizens who will contribute to the long-term well-being of our planet. Together, we can inspire a generation of change-makers who will address the pressing sustainability challenges facing Uganda and create a greener, more sustainable future for all.