Uganda is a vast country located in the heart of Africa with an estimated population of 32 million. A beautiful country with many large lakes such as Lake Victoria and Lake Kyoga and huge cities like Entebbe and the capital Kampala.
It is perhaps best known for it’s political dictatorship of Idi Amin from 1971 – 1979. Amin’s rule saw approx 300,000 Ugandans lose their lives, however today Uganda is ruled by Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, heralded as a ‘new generation of African Leaders’ he presides over a democratic government, and has been president since 1986. The next elections are in 2016, however elections in Uganda have not always been transparent. Even though Museveni won 68% of the vote, his rivals accused him of rigging the vote.
There is still major civil strife in the northern part of Uganda with the rebel movement, the Lords Resistence Army being accused of murder, rape and torture. Attacks on political freedom in the country, including the arrest and beating of opposition Members of Parliament, has led to international criticism, culminating in May 2005 in a decision by the British government to withhold part of its aid to the country.
For more information and to find the source of much of this information, see Wikipedia.
The location of Hidden Treasure School is just outside Kampala, off the Masaka Road in Wasika District. It is not possible to locate it accurately on Google maps, but we have made a guestimate of where it is on the map, we will update this accordingly when we get accurate details.