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Since Uganda instated Universal Primary Education (UPE) by removing primary school fees in 1996, enrollment has drastically increased, but many classrooms now have 200 students in one room with one teacher. Teachers are often forced to hold classes outdoors because of the lack of sufficient facilities, and many observers are skeptical about the relative quality of the education. Furthermore, there is still a large discrepancy in the education received by girls and boys.
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In response to youth care and education needs throughout the Jinja and Masaka Districts, FSD interns, volunteers, and donors work with local organizations to:
- Teach adult and youth literacy courses focused on vocational skills development and life skills training.
- Engage youth in the creation of dance performances, theater, script writing, and choreography aimed at raising HIV/AIDS awareness and supporting HIV/AIDS-affected youth.
- Facilitate workshops with local youth on reproductive health, effective communication, self-esteem building, and positive decision-making.
- Create sports-related clubs and activities that engage youth in confidence building experiences.
- Provide medical treatment, care, and health education to orphans and vulnerable children (OVCs).
- Research and network with local organizations to develop best practices for the care and education of orphans and vulnerable children.
- Develop social and academic activities for local youth to reduce at-risk behavior, build self-esteem, and inspire a sense of vocational direction.
- Provide life skills and vocational training, along with credit and savings opportunities for marginalized youth.
Read more about Youth Education & Development programs and opportunities initiated by our Community Partners in Uganda.
For a description of the opportunities available in each development subject addressed by FSD in Uganda, click on the links below:
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