November 2007. Mannya Village, Uganda. The area was rife with HIV and deemed ‘Mission Impossible’. What started as a simple Cotton On donation to fund a healthcare centre, became so much more.

Foundation has supported 16 schools and 261 teachers in Southern Uganda, installed 6 260,000L rainwater tanks, sponsored over 1,600 children, expanded our work to communities in South Africa, Thailand, and the Northern Territory.

16 year old Mannya student, Nalubiri has been with us the whole way.

“I want to be successful in life and get a very good paying job so that I can support my family. It is very important because if one can finish their education, they are able to be self-reliant. Thanks Cotton on Foundation for your amazing support”

Nalubiri began school at St. Nicholas Primary School, Mannya in 2007, and was sponsored through the internal Cotton On Foundation sponsorship program from 2009. Her absolute dream is to one day become a nurse, because she wants to be able to save lives. With the past eight years of Cotton On Foundation sponsorship, this dream can become a reality.

Growing up in Mannya, Nalubiri has a large appreciation for the support she has received, saying that “[Cotton On Foundation] has helped young people like me acquire education, it is very important for young children and older people at large”.


We look forward to keeping you updated with Nalubiri’s progress through her final school years and beyond!



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