Little Silverback is a non-profit organization founded by two Spanish entrepreneurs with the aim of enhancing and improving the education services and facilities in Nkuringo, a small community located in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Uganda. This national park is widely known for hosting half the world's population of the critically endangered mountain gorillas.
Among other projects, Little Silverback's flagship is a new school to be built on a one-hectare land recently purchased to that purpose. It will give support to Bright Future Foundation by hosting around fifty pupils from Primary 5, 6 and 7. The commencement of the works is planned by January 2016 and it is expected to be open by August 2017.
The mission of the new facility is to provide the children with a proper environment and study atmosphere in the last three stages of their primary education and get the best training to pass the UNEB exams. This will allow the students to be admitted in secondary schools. Little Silverback, in partnership with Bright Future Foundation, will grant scholarships after finishing primary education.
Besides the new school, Little Silverback is involved in several campaigns and projects aimed to improve the living conditions of the children of Bwindi.