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Demonstration Nursery and Primary School

Where we are

Eighteen miles off the electrical grid with no access to running water lies the extremely rural village of Nabikabala. Located in the Namutumba district of Eastern Uganda, Nabikabala is home to The African SOUP’s Primary and Nursery School and dynamic community development projects.


Partnering with the local community to address it's most critical needs is essential to the development of our programs. The SOUP's investment in Nabikabala ranges from education initiatives to overall health support and sustainable enterprises.

What We Do

The African SOUP has worked hard to build its very own primary and nursery school. The African SOUP School delivers a quality, hands-on learning education to over 430 vulnerable children ages 3 to 17, grades Nursery through Primary 7.


The SOUP campus offers more than high quality academics and co-curricular activities, it also encourages sustainability and is a place of hope and nurturing. Gardens, homemade meals, support services and Haven Home boarding facilities create a familial environment that supports staff and students to meet their potential.

What Makes Us Unique

  • A progressive learning environment focused on active, student-centered learning

  • A biogas latrine that harnesses methane gas for crop fertilization and cooking

  • A demonstration garden where students learn how to grow nutritious crops that are prepared in our kitchen daily

  • A fully operational campus with two boarding homes and teacher/volunteer housing 

  • Solar panels to electrify the entire campus 

  • An outdoor kitchen that serves scholars two hot meals each day 

  • Onsite healthcare as needed 

  • Two clean water boreholes for both the school and the village 

Our Goal

Our goal for The African SOUP is for local operations to be financially sustainable and Ugandan led and driven. Governed by a Ugandan Board of Directors, the SOUP currently generates local revenue through school and boarding fees and by selling produce grown in our fruit and vegetable gardens. Our next phase of development will seek to invest in a larger scale sustainability project that is community led, granting them the financial ownership and sovereignty to propel The African SOUP to its greatest potential.

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