The Access to Quality Education in Rural Uganda project involves constructing 60 new primary schools and boosting enrolment at 450 existing schools.
Specific project activities include: identifying 60 communities with at least 300 OOSC (ages 4-14) who lack access to any existing permanent school infrastructure within a 2.5 km radius; funding the construction of 60 primary schools in the communities identified with donations of land and labour from the local community; leveraging resources to obtain a commitment from the Ugandan Ministry of Education & Sports to recruit, post, and finance teachers for each school and provide in-kind support for classroom furniture and resources; opening 60 primary schools to enrol at least 190 students per school within two years; and recruiting and placing 150 Building Tomorrow Fellows – recent graduates of Ugandan universities – in existing schools to provide direct support to Head Teachers and School Management Committees. The Fellows program is specifically aimed at strengthening the capacity of Head Teachers.
Building Tomorrow’s ultimate goal is for the schools to be self-sustaining. This will be achieved by preparing partner communities to effectively, efficiently, and independently manage and operate a top-quality community school.
*EAC would like to thank the Bharti Foundation for their generous co-funding contribution to this project.