- Capital: Kampala
- Area: 241,038 sq km (93,072 sq miles)
- Population: 42.7 Million
- Life expectancy: 62 Years
- Average age: 15.9 Years
- GNI per capita: $1,970
Education in Northern Uganda
Since peace was restored in 2006, the people of northern Uganda have started to rebuild their lives, but the effect of on Uganda’s schooling system has been disastrous. Schools were ravaged and neglected in the conflict; children had been displaced, abused and traumatised.
For returning families, aside from creating a livelihood for themselves, their priority is the re-establishment of the many primary schools. Due to persistently high levels of poverty this is a massive undertaking for the government as resources are stretched. However, progress is promising supported by partnerships between the Ministry of Education, district councils and international NGOs.
African Revival has worked with schools relocating to their original sites after the conflict, in the Acholi and West Nile regions of northern Uganda. Since 2005 we have worked with hundreds of schools providing infrastructure, classroom resources, educational support and facilities. Our focus is improving the quality of education provided in schools across the region – through various education and livelihood interventions.