RURAL ACCESS TO SCHOOL
Our two schools are located deep in the village, in areas where children were not previously able to go to school
FREE QUALITY EDUCATION
We provide free quality education that enables our students to outperform due to...
(1) Strong oversight
(2) Quality teachers
We are creating businesses and government partnerships that will sustain our schools, so that they one day be handed over to the community to run.
The majority of the villagers are farmers.
Average income is...
less than $1 per day
WHY RURAL NORTHERN UGANDA?
During the 1990’s to the early 2000's there was conflict in Northern Uganda.
In the communities we serve, people were forced to go into camps, schools were destroyed, many were killed, and they lost their main source of income: agriculture and livestock.
Now that there is peace, people have been returning to their homes and are in the process of rebuilding their lives.
Northern Uganda is currently the most impoverished region of Uganda.
Our hope is that access to quality education will empower them to lift their region out of poverty.
WHY PRIMARY EDUCATION?
While access to primary education has been increasing across Sub-Saharan Africa, many areas in Northern Uganda have been left behind and children in villages still lack access to quality education.
Our schools overcome the challenges that rural students face...
DISTANCE: Students had to walk several hours to get to school
CONSISTENCY: Teachers were often absent (20-30%) and a high number of students dropped out (33%)
QUALITY: The quality of primary education in villages in Uganda was low, with low literacy rates
Children used to walk 2 hours to school and had infrequent attendance, or didn't go at all.
Now with our schools...
school is close to home and attendance is high!
Due to our founder's close community connections, and our students' high performance, we have inspired the community to...
believe in the power of education!
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The number of children out of school in the area has decreased. Our students are performing the best in the sub-county on their graduating exams.
We're seeing a reduction in early marriages and pregnancies. And we're working towards creating better health outcomes through a school clinic.
Ultimately, our students are progressing to high quality secondary schools because of their high performance. We expect they will use this education to further develop the community