UGANDA

context

Uganda has the youngest population in the world, 77% of the population are under 25, and more than half of the population are children. After years of suffering from conflict and insecurity, Uganda has begun to make some considerable progress, and the Government has worked hard to ensure that poverty rates have decreased. 

However, despite these improvements, huge inequalities still exist, and many children are still excluded from the chance to go to a safe and secure school to learn.

Additionally, Uganda hosts 1.4 million refugees who have fled ongoing violence in South Sudan and the Democratic of Congo. Uganda has been seen to have one of the most progressive refugee policies; however, these refugees are being resettled in areas that were already heavily under-resourced, and so many services are overburdened.

UGANDA IN NUMBERS

53%

The percentage of children who complete primary school.

40%

Of girls are married before the age of 18.

75%

Of children who experience violence.

what we are doing

EDUCATING CHILDREN

We have been working in refugee settlements and rural Uganda to improve access to and quality of education for both children and young mothers. We have focused on improving access to schools and reducing overcrowding, through the construction of ‘first ever schools’ and the extension and construction of additional facilities for existing schools. Additionally, we have focused on improving the quality of teaching in these schools through the provision of teacher training, school management committee training.

CHILD PROTECTION

Our protection programmes aim to ensure that children have a safe, secure place in which they can learn. This involves training teachers and community members to identify, refer and respond to protection issues and strengthening existing referral pathways.

EMPOWERING FAMILIES

Using Street Child’s Family Business for Education model, we launched a pilot in collaboration with 3 local partners to empower 235 families across Uganda including in the refugee context – a first for Street Child. This aims to support families to meet their children’s education needs through the establishment of a small, sustainable business

NEWS & MEDIA

YOUR IMPACT in Uganda

32,513

Children reached through direct enrolment or school access support.

1,035

Teachers trained.

45

Classrooms across 10 schools supported with renovation or construction work.

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