Things To Know About Accelerated Learning in Uganda

In January 2022, Ugandan schools reopened after over a year and a half, the longest lockdown in the entire world. It soon became evident that, as had been the case after lockdowns even in wealthy nations, students had fallen behind in their…

STEM Education Measures in Uganda

Although you’re doubtless familiar with the new emphasis on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education in US schools and youth programming, you might be wondering how other countries are faring in this regard. Unsurprisingly,…

Why Education Lights the Way for Brighter Ugandan Futures

In the Christmas Nativity story, some distinguished men—likely astrologists or astronomers—traveled for miles using the light of a “star” (later known as the Star of Bethlehem or the Christmas star) to locate the infant savior Jesus…

Why Supporting Ugandan Schools Is the Best Holiday Deal

Each winter, Americans search for the best holiday deals on Christmas gifts like tech toys, appliances, and household goods. Yet education is the best gift you can give in Uganda, whose rates of secondary school completion were just 62% in 2018…

Give the Gift of School Supplies to Ugandan Students

Giving Tuesday was created in 2012 to offer philanthropic balance to the consumerist American tradition of Black Friday, which kicks off the holiday shopping season. If you participate in this tradition of giving, congratulations: you are making…

Share Your Feast with Ugandans This Thanksgiving

Every year, on the fourth Thursday in November, Americans everywhere gather to share plentiful and even extravagant feasts with friends and family. Afterward, people loosen their belts and resolve to undo the damage of saturated fats, sugars,…

The Muslim-Christian Conflict in Uganda

In many countries, religious conflicts are almost inseparable from complex political ones; religious conflict in Africa is no exception, and Uganda is a major example of this. Christianity is the dominant religion in Uganda, with 82% of citizens…

Mental Health in Ugandan Civil War Survivors

The nation of Uganda has endured various violent political conflicts since it became independent from the UK in 1962. The longest of these was the Ugandan Bush War in Northern Uganda, also called the Ugandan Civil War and the Luwero War. Today,…

Satterfields Return to Uganda

Mason and Morgan Satterfield are heading back to Uganda! After taking some time in the states to welcome their baby, Zeke, they are officially transitioning back to the place their hearts call home. For those who do not know, Mason has served…

School Attendance in Uganda vs. the World

In the US, Europe, and other high-income parts of the world, students are returning to school as a predictable matter of course. Yet in many low-income countries, and particularly in sub-Saharan African countries like Uganda, going back to school…

Attending School Keeps Ugandan Girls Safer

Ugandan girls are far likelier than boys to drop out of school for many reasons, such as poverty (elevating the need to work or marry for money), domestic labor burdens, and lack of access to girls-only restrooms and hygienic supplies. Girls…

Job Opportunities for Educated Ugandans

Uganda’s population growth rate currently exceeds the number of job openings, and even college graduates face stiff labor market competition. However, as private firms begin to invest in labor industries, they also expand the formal job market…

Traditional Education vs. Vocational Training in Uganda

Formal Education in Uganda Traditional education in Uganda starts with 7 years of primary school that begin at age 6. Afterward, students must pass an exam to receive a Primary Leaving Certificate (PLC). Next, students complete 4 years of lower…

The Need for Foot Protection in Africa and Uganda

Although many people look primarily for performance, style, and comfort in our shoes, our footwear also serves important protective purposes. Not wearing shoes leaves children and adults in various parts of Africa—including Uganda—vulnerable…

Uganda’s Struggle With Malaria

Uganda has the 3rd highest prevalence of malaria in the entire world, with over 90% of its population considered at risk for the disease. Here are some key things to know about malaria in Uganda. The Causes and Prevention of Malaria Malaria…