Primary education in Uganda
According to UNESCO, Uganda ranks 11th in the world for poor educational attainment levels with an extremely high number of children out of school.
81% of parents in Uganda cannot afford to send their children to school and that leaves over 700,000 children without access to education. And of those who do attend primary school, currently only 1 in 4 will continue to secondary education.
In Bwaise, one the largest slums in Kampala, more than 100,000 people live in extreme poverty with little or no access to education, water, sanitation or shelter. 50% of residents of Bwaise are illiterate and nearly half of all young people are unemployed. There are no government schools in Bwaise, and a rapid increase in small, low-fee private schools means that the quality of learning is inconsistent.