Stromme Foundation East Africa has this week launched the 4-year Rising Uganda project. The RISING project will work with families, communities, local leaders, and other stakeholders over the next four years to remove barriers like classroom shortages and learning gaps that stand between children and their education.
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The overall objective of the project is to support out-of-school children who are most at risk of never returning to school to enroll back to school. This will ensure that no children of school-going age are left behind in education.
The project will target 100,000 out-of-school children, especially girls, and children in refugee camps and marginalized communities across nine districts in Uganda who are most at risk of never returning to school.
In collaboration with District Education officers, teachers, communities, and partners, the RISING project will mobilize communities to enroll children in schools, construct additional classrooms or rehabilitate existing ones, provide school kits for vulnerable children, and strengthen data collection and school-level reporting to break down barriers together. It will prioritize improving children’s confidence and agency to overcome the barriers to education, make sure learning environments are equipped to provide safe and inclusive education as well as work with schools and district management and governance systems.
First launched by the First Lady and Minister of Education and Sports, Hon. Janet K. Museveni, the RISING project is being implemented in a consortium of Plan International Uganda and Stromme Foundation East Africa in partnership with the Ministry of Education and Sports, with funding from Educate a Child in Uganda.