WAVERLY — Even before Collins Kalyebi enrolled at Wartburg College, he started a school in his native country of Uganda as a way to give back.

He chose to help with schooling, the Wartburg senior said, because the difference between a good education and a subpar one was one of money and distance: Kids under 15 — who make up nearly half of Uganda’s population — can get a better education at a private school, but it’s more expensive and often not available in far-flung rural areas.

“It’s a really different education system,” Kalyebi said. “I was kind of noticing that it was kind of hard, especially for students from rural families, accessing a quality education.”

The school

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