Facts About Education In Uganda
In Uganda, 7 out of 10 children won't finish a primary-level education. Most adults haven't received an education, and therefore don't see educating their children as important - many prioritize child labor over education.
In Uganda, seven out of ten children won't finish a primary-level education. Most adults haven't received an education, and therefore don't see educating their children as important - many prioritize child labour over education.
Uganda has one of the lowest primary 'survival rates' in East Africa - with just 33% of children starting primary school finishing. This compares to Kenya's primary survival rate of 84%, Tanzania of 78% and Rwanda of 81%.
In Government-run schools, there can be one teacher to look after 100 children, although the average classroom is one teacher to 54 students. Schools are often mud huts with no amenities, air conditioning or educational materials.
More than 2.3 million Ugandans are malnourished, with many children arriving at school without being fed. It is common for children to receive only one meal a day.
In Uganda your life expectancy is 56, yet in Australia it is 82 and in the United States it's 78.
Uganda has the world's youngest population. There are currently 38 million people living in Uganda, 50% of which are aged under 14 years old. That means that there are 19 million children running around in Uganda.
Uganda is roughly the same size as the Australian state of Victoria, which houses 6 million people. Can you imagine 38 million people living in Victoria? .
Imagine how many of such young population can afford an education especially with an orphan background affecting right from childhood. Most of the other children are vulnerable due to the neglect rate of their guardians and care takers.
Mayambala Orphanage is seeking donations to support the needy children with a descent education. Take a child to school by standing as his/her sole sponsor of their Education and basic scholastic materials.
There are several ways to give towards supporting education of orphans and vulnerable children with Mayambala Orphanage Center. Be part of the life of the needy children with all the support you can get your hands on. To give towards sponsoring a child's education, please read to the bottom and hit the download button to donate.
Orphans, Vulnerable Children, And HIV
In 2007, an estimated 145 million children 0 to 17 years old were orphaned, having lost one or both parents (UNICEF 2008b). Many millions of other children can be described as vulnerable, due to the effects of illness and poverty.
There are many reasons for this situation, including conflict, disease, and accidents.
To see a safe, caring and loving educational environment for children and young adults aged 0-23 (Regardless of HIV status or disability), who are vulnerable, orphaned or abandoned.
To strive at placing our children back into their family home; where this is not possible we would hope for adoption. If neither of the above are possible the child would be welcome to remain at Mayambala Orphanage Center Home.