DO!- Developing Orphans Self sufficiency & Education to SURVIVE & THRIVE.  An  Isle of Man registered charity - Charity number 1145

DO - Developing Orphans © 2017| IOM registered charity 1145

We are a Manx based charity with Manx Trustees

Who are we?

We are working with Broadway Nursery & Primary School, Northern Uganda, to develop the school and subsequently other schools, as the Trustees may decide, to deliver an education that befits learning in the 21st Century, for the benefit of orphaned children.

We will also seek to help ‘relieve poverty and financial hardship’ by enabling child headed orphan families to become self- sufficient, no longer dependent on any form of aid but able to provide for themselves.

Starting in 2011 Broadway Nursery & Primary School, Padibe northern Uganda has been built, funded by money from the Isle of Man, with a lot of hard work by its’ Ugandan Headmaster, John Calvin. The school now has 280 pupils. There are boarders with separate boarding sections for boys and girls, along with day pupils.

Uganda Primary education takes seven years. 2018 will see pupils in Primary 7 for the first time, which is when they take the Primary Leaving Examination.

Thanks to generous donors and the Isle of Man Government External Relations Department in the Cabinet Office awarding Small Grants in 2015 and 2017, DO! hope to complete the buildings required by the Ugandan Ministry of Education and Sport before the Broadway school can be legally registered as a school and continue to deliver excellent education in the English language.

Now there are 10 classrooms and two boarding houses, kitchen and in 2018 there will be a Multi- purpose Hall with stage and hopefully teacher’s accommodation.

Every pupil receives two meals a day at school, breakfast and lunch to ensure they have the nutrition to be able to concentrate on their studies.  For long term sustainability the school has invested in a 70 acre farm, which contributes to its food requirements through 2 crops a year - maize and rice.

John Calvin, headmaster, graduated with a 2:1 degree in education in 2011. He was awarded a Masters in Education Planning and Administration in October 2013. The most qualified teacher academically in the whole of the Lamwo District, John is definitely the most qualified in his gifting as a teacher and the enthusiasm he brings to educating children.


Okoya John Calvin, Head teacher at Broadway School.


Video clip of Broadway School.