It is a legal requirement for all children in Uganda to attend primary school. However, the lack of buildings, resources and teachers, mean that the quality of education is often very poor. It is not unusual for class sizes to be in excess of 100 students, huddled together around an inadequate number of desks and sharing just a handful of text books. Even, so, many of the children do exceptionally well and achieve excellent exam results – revealing the academic potential of the people.
TDT wants to see this potential released in a greater way. We have supported many schools over the years, particularly focussing on the provision of class-room space. This has enabled class-sizes to reduce, and improved the quality of education in the region. We have particualarly focussed on schools where community support is strong with parents taking an active role either contributing finances or offering free labour to assist with construction.