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 describes the challenges he faced before our school opened 


Children faced dangers walking the two hours to school, such as...

  snakes, floods, and strangers 


The area where we built Hayden Primary School is very remote, and had a high population of children not going to school.


The next nearest government schools were hours walk away with large class sizes and poor quality of education.  



Hayden Primary School opened in January 2022, starting with the three levels of nursery school (aka pre-school). The remaining primary school levels were added in 2023.


We have 12+ teachers and other supportive staff -- All hired from the local community.


Founder and Director, Etyang Fred provides strong oversight over all the school operations and staff. 


We started Hayden with the three levels of pre-school in 2022

The School fully opened to all grades in 2023!

Students at Hayden Primary School can use their education to...

 go to secondary school and develop their community 


Our goal is for education to act as a means for the people of the village to further the development of their community.


By providing children with an education, we will give them skills they can use to build a new future for themselves and their families.


When Hayden turned 13 he celebrated his Bar Mitzvah, a Jewish ceremony that recognizes the transition to becoming an adult. Usually, gifts are given to the celebrant, but Hayden realized that he already has everything he needs, so he asked guests to donate to the Growing Heart of Africa Foundation to build a school.
Hayden was thrilled that the donations he funded the construction of an entire school! We named our school after Hayden because we want a
ll of our kids to have that same spirit. Our hope is that all of our kids give back to their community or even other communities around the world.


Hayden Primary School is located in Northern Uganda, North of Lira in a remote village in Agweng Sub-County. 

It takes approximately 6 hours to drive to Lira from the capital of Uganda, Kampala, and another hour  to get to the village from Lira. Hayden is approximately one hour away from Nahla Nursery and Primary School

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