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  • Writer's pictureBeck Boon

School statistics from Uganda

Updated: Jan 17, 2022

Only 1 in 4 Ugandan children who starts primary school makes it to secondary school.

Less than half (40 per cent) of students are literate at the end of primary school.

So what’s next? How do we change this.

A key focus for us at Busubi Learning Centre is providing a hub for continued learning. Led by Ugandans, we foster a space for everyone in the community to access education—from kids joining in group activities and adults learning trade skills, through to life-skill classes for all ages.

Classes at the community centre include:

📚 Tailoring

📚 Computer Studies

📚 Music, Dance and Drama

📚 Hairdressing

📚 Sports

📚 Agriculture

📚 Leadership

📚 As well as a Savings and Loan Scheme.

You can read some recent feedback from some of the teachers here on our BEC classes blog post.

A small project Followings volunteers delivered on our last visit to Uganda was a library. Thanks to donations from people like you, we were able to supply books from Australia, America and even buy a small amount of Lugandan books from local stores.

We’d love to see the community library grow so that it meets the needs of future generations.

If you’d like to help us continue this literacy project you can choose to donate an educational $40 Learning Book Pack (includes text books for school students) or a $15 Reading Book Pack (includes illustrative fiction and books on learning to read and write).

Webale nyo. Thank you, our fundraising page is ready for your generosity:

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