First Buddhist Primary School Opens in Uganda

First Buddhist Primary School Opens in Uganda

The Uganda Buddhist Centre, led by the first Ugandan-born Buddhist monk Venerable Bhante Bhikku Ugandawe Buddharakkitha, has announced the official opening of the nation’s first Buddhist primary school.

“[This will be a school] where people learn to train their hands, to train their heads, and also to train their hearts through meditation,”said Ven. Bhante Buddharakkhita. (YouTube)

“At the moment, 24 children are enrolled in our Kindergarten Program, aka Peace School, the Uganda Buddhist Centre shared. “The kids range from 3–5 years old and are from the surrounding area called Bulega. We are funding three full-time teachers and two staff members to cater for everyone and maintain the classrooms.” (Uganda Buddhist Centre)



I’ve always noticed the absence of the Dhamma in continental Africa, so this brings me great joy.

Thank you for sharing this with us. :pray: