Logo primary
Logo secondary
Dewe School of Practical Arts and Sciences
Dewe School of Practical Arts and Sciences
Last updated:
Dewe Uganda - down the dirt road near lutembe beach resort., Dewe, Kampala, UG
+256 70 3939 423
Climate zone:

Chiel van der Voort david spicer firas hebili João Gonçalves Lucille Jodion Marissa Porter Michelle Dallas Niki Neave Simon Addison
View Updates

Dewe School of Practical Arts and Sciences

Project Type

Rural, Intentional Communities, Community, Philanthropic aid, Demonstration, Educational

Project Summary

The Dewe School is an open platform for hosting workshops and community oriented learning events and projects. It is also a sustainable camp grounds for travelers and a multifunctional community center for the local village of Dewe in Uganda.

Project Description

The Property has 5 acres of land with lots of space for demonstration systems and learning opportunities. The school is owned by a Ugandan proffesor who purchased the land to develop an eco oriented alternative learning center for the african community and international guests. Currently Aaron Elton (backed by the canadian NGO Global Peace Hut) has taken up investing the next three years time to further develop the site with permaculture installments and to create a more functional space for guests and increase the capacity for hosting schedualed workshops from third party organizations and groups. Our intentions are to run PDC's from the site in accordance with the permaculture master plan and also generate a regular income for the staf from the land and its many varied capacities such as camping and hospitality, food production, textiles, and many other arts which can sustainably be conducted and sold both on and off the site.

This location is incredibly friendly and situated between the international Entebbe Air port and the Capitol city of Kampala, it is also a 10 minuet walk from the worlds second largest lake: lake victoria, and features some of the most diverse plant and bird life on the contenent of africa. We also have a great relationship with a local beach resort where our guests can go for swimming, dancing, and general beach fun, lake side barbeque fish and chips, drinks, and whatever else you might dream up. Its a slice of paradise and cost of camping is 10$ per night.

There are volunteer positions alwayse open for those who are looking for hands on experience in the tropics and a general African vibe. The village is incredibly safe and we have very high expectations for the future of this school as we continue to market it locally and abroad.

We are currently updateing the regular website and have provided the GPH site in its place. Please email Aaron at the address provided if you are interested in comming and staying with us for a while.


Courses Taught Here!
Project Badges
Rural Intentional Community Aid Demonstration Educational
Aaron  Elton - Admin
Team Members

Report Dewe School of Practical Arts and Sciences


or cancel

Hide Dewe School of Practical Arts and Sciences


or cancel

Legend of Badges

Note: The various badges displayed in people profiles are largely honesty-based self-proclamations by the individuals themselves. There are reporting functions users can use if they know of blatant misrepresentation (for both people and projects). Legitimacy, competency and reputation for all people and projects can be evidenced and/or developed through their providing regular updates on permaculture work they’re involved in, before/after photographs, etc. A spirit of objective nurturing of both people and projects through knowledge/encouragement/inspiration/resource sharing is the aim of the Worldwide Permaculture Network.



A member is a permaculturist who has never taken a PDC course. These cannot become PDC teachers. Members may be novice or highly experienced permaculturists or anywhere in between. Watch their updates for evaluation.

Male memberFemale member

Permaculture Matchmaker

One of these badges will show if you select your gender and the "I'm single, looking for a permaculture partner" option in your profile.



People who claim to have taken a Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course somewhere in the world.


PDC Verified

People who have entered an email address for the teacher of their PDC course, and have had their PDC status verified by that teacher. Watch their updates for evaluation.



People who’ve taken a Permaculture Research Institute PDC somewhere in the world.


PDC Teacher

People who claim to teach some version of PDC somewhere in the world.


PRI Teacher

With the exception of the ‘Member’ who has never taken a PDC, all of the above can apply to become a PRI PDC Teacher. PRI PDC Teachers are those who the PRI recognise, through a vetting board, as determined and competent to teach the full 72-hour course as developed by Permaculture founder Bill Mollison – covering all the topics of The Designers’ Manual as well as possible (i.e. not cherry picking only aspects the teacher feels most interested or competent in). Such teachers also commit to focussing on the design science, and not including subjective spiritual/metaphysical elements. The reason these items are not included in the PDC curriculum is because they are “belief” based. Permaculture Design education concerns itself with teaching good design based on strategies and techniques which are scientifically provable.

PRI PDC Teachers may be given teaching and/or consultancy offerings as they become available as the network grows.


Aid Worker

The individual with this badge is indicating they are, have, or would like to be involved in permaculture aid work. As such, the individual may or may not have permaculture aid worker experience. Watch their updates for evaluation.



The individual with this badge is indicating they are, have, or would like to do paid permaculture design consultancy work. As such, the individual may or may not have permaculture consultancy experience. Watch their updates for evaluation.


Community Project

Community projects are projects that help develop sustainable community interaction and increase localised resiliency.