Introduction

mock Busega Primary School Classroom

Project: 10:ten is a Christian Not For Profit organisation working towards making quality education accessible for every child in Uganda. Through partnering with government and non-government agencies and local school communities, it is our aim to transform ten schools over ten years.

Decades of political unrest, civil war and the ravages of the AIDS epidemic have all contributed to make Uganda one of the poorest countries in the world. It is also one of the youngest. Of the 25 million people currently living in Uganda, 55% are under the age of 18. One quarter of the entire population is primary school aged. The need to invest in the education of Uganda’s children is great and immediate.

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In 1997, the Ugandan Government made Primary School education universally free, however the demand for places in Government-run schools far outweighs the availability. It’s not unusual to find class sizes in excess of 100 children, with inadequate facilities and materials, and overworked, underpaid or poorly trained teaching staff. Quality education is critical to addressing issues of Poverty and Project 10:ten is committed to seeing this happen.

"From better health to increased wealth, education is the catalyst of a better future for millions of children, youth and adults. No country has ever climbed the socioeconomic development ladder without steady investments in education " Irina Bokova, Director-General UNESCO