Did you know?
AIDS is now the leading cause of death among adolescents (aged 10-19) in Africa
83% of the total number of adolescents living with HIV globally, reside in sub-Saharan Africa
The average age in Uganda is 15.5 years of age. Uganda is a country full of children, transitioning into their early adolescent years
Cherish High School
Our mission at Cherish Uganda is to care for the HIV+ child. The generation orphaned by the AIDS epidemic is now growing older and in need of quality care at the secondary school level.
As we witnessed and experienced this problem firsthand with our teenagers at Cherish Uganda, we felt God pushing us to pursue a vision of opening up a high school.
Cherish High School was a missing piece to our ministry at Cherish Uganda to help #ChangeTheStory of HIV. Cherish Uganda can now reach the adolescent population through CHS.
CHS will be the first school in the world that focuses on empowering, enrolling, and caring for teens with HIV. With students, staff, and volunteers coming from an array of countries with varying backgrounds, Cherish High will be a hub for the redemption story of HIV/AIDS.
We have 42 acres in Rakai, Uganda, and are ready to break ground in 2017!
Cherish High Interim School
Cherish High Interim School is currently educating 42 students. However, this is only a temporary solution until the building begins for the facility. A majority of the students in our interim school either previously lived at Cherish or attended Cherish Primary School.
Our Partner: eMi
Engineering Ministries International, eMi, is a nonprofit organization with a team of engineers, land surveyors, projects managers, and architects who donate their time to work on building projects in the developing world. Cherish Uganda has partnered with eMi in the past to design and build 2 of the 7 Cherish homes, as well as Cherish Hospital.
In the News!
Cherish High School & eMi are featured in the Western Advocate Read Article
CHS Location: Rakai
Why Rakai? Rakai is in the Central 1 District of Uganda, which has the highest rate of HIV/AIDS in Uganda. As of 2014, 10.9% of the population in the Central 1 District was HIV-positive. Rakai is located 4 hours south of Cherish Uganda's current location in Entebbe, Uganda.
Cherish High building:
- Will begin in 2017
- Be built in 4 major phases
- The 4 major phases are scheduled to be built in 8 years
Cherish High School will enroll:
- Over 500 Students per year
- Students from Uganda and other Sub-Saharan African Countries
- Students with and without HIV
CHS will have a Christian, Classical-style curriculum with the addition of unique specialty classes focused on entrepreneurship so that our students can be the future creative leaders in their communities.
Cherish Uganda is excited to build a Kingdom culture at CHS for our staff and students. At Cherish Uganda, we have witnessed God transform lives, and our hope is for God to continue radically redeeming stories at CHS.
More info on CHS Coming Soon!
Stay tuned for more information on Cherish High School and its development! If you want to be among the first to #AwakenTheLegacy at Cherish High School and help Cherish Uganda #ChangeTheStory of HIV, please let us know how you want to help!