The Sister Schools Program

Sister Schools provides Puget Sound students with a global experience in personal philanthropy. We teach compassion, service, and social responsibility by partnering students in donor schools with children in need. In a powerfully personal way, our students learn that no matter who they are, what they look like, or how wealthy they are, they have the ability to change someone’s life.

Our first year program is designed to empower local elementary school students to change the world.  After learning about life and school in Uganda, they are given the opportunity to provide scholastic materials to a partner school through a two week supply drive.  We return to our schools every spring to show students first-hand how they have transformed communities in Uganda.

Learn how it works and get your school signed up today!

Sister Schools’ second year program hones students skills in generosity in compassion by introducing and inviting them to respond to a specific need in Ugandan communities.  By providing and filling backpacks for commuting students, local schools ensure that Ugandan students arrive with all their materials, meaning they won’t be set home for lack of a pencil.

Read about a day in the life of a day-school student!


Sister Schools has never faced anything as challenging as the COVID-19 pandemic.  We are all about kids helping kids, but local students can’t help Ugandan students who aren’t in school – and many won’t return once schools reopen.  We’ve temporarily shifted our focus in Uganda to prevent this by providing food and learning packets to families and purchasing sanitation equipment for schools as they reopen.

Learn more about our emergency response projects!

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