Literacy & Education in Uganda
Education programs for children and adults alike can improve all aspects of life in epicenter communities.
Epicenter communities operate a preschool for young children, often providing their only nutritious meal per day. Nine of the 11 epicenters in Uganda have active preschools with one-meal-per-day programs. These preschools have an average capacity of 131 and an average enrollment per epicenter of about 56, with an average of two teaching staff each. The one-meal-per-day program works partially to ensure a nutritious meal for the children and promote healthy growth and partially to encourage parents to bring their children to the preschool. There are also 33 primary schools and 23 secondary schools under construction in epicenter villages in Uganda’s epicenter communities, making education even more accessible. And while children are educated, mothers have more time for their own education and income-generating activities.
The community also hosts and provides Functional Adult Literacy/Numeracy classes in the schoolroom. All 11 of the epicenters have adult literacy classes, offering a total of 142 classes. Literacy and numeracy classes allow partners to become more independent and confidently make business deals on their own.
One of the epicenters, Mbale, has a library.