Schools and Aid
Although Uganda has every reason to be proud of its progress in education,health and social welfare, it is still struggling to deliver facilities that match the country's needs. A war torn past, corrupt bureaucracy and a lack of working infrastructure hamper efforts to bring education to all, despite the governments efforts to provide education to all who seek it.
Into the gap left by the state facilities, numerous organisations have stepped, offering foreign aid, self help groups, support and advice. In the area of education in particular, many projects have been set up to offer schooling to young people, often accompanied by a hot meal and shelter too.
These pages look at a few of these many projects that are helping Ugandans to get the vital education and health care that will enable them to break out of the poverty cycle and lead fulfilling and enjoyable lives.