Nurturing Leaders for Education Equity

One Day, All Children in Uganda Will Attain a Quality and Equitable Education

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We leverage the power and knowledge of promising future leaders to ensure that one day, all children in Uganda will attain an equitable quality education, enabling them to thrive in constantly changing economies. We recruit, train and place Uganda’s top university graduates from all academic backgrounds to commit 2 years of serving as full-time teachers in low-income government-aided primary schools to drastically improve the learning and life outcomes of children while developing their leadership skills. Our Fellowship is also open to government primary and secondary school teachers who are committed to transforming their classroom practice and professional development.

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The education sector in Uganda is constrained by many challenges. These include a high level of teacher and student absenteeism, weak school level management structures, inadequate availability of learning materials, and large class sizes. A major issue is also the availability of teachers in disadvantaged areas and a lack of accommodation for teachers in rural, hard to reach areas.


60.5% of children in public schools in P3-7 can’t read and comprehend a P 2 level story and 51.2% can’t do P2 level math.


Enrolment in public primary schools is at 80.3% compared to 19.6% in private schools.


To make matters worse, 65% of children who enroll in primary school drop out before completion.

568 Fellows Placed
190 Community Schools
74662 Children Reached
3 Active Regions

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Did you know that around two million children in Uganda live in poverty, and most of them do not have access to quality education as do their higher-income counterparts? Is it any wonder that only 30% of grade 3-7 lower-income students have reading and math comprehension at a grade 2 level?

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Ever since Teach For Uganda first came to this school, I've had a very good experience with them. The Fellows have been role models for the children, community and teachers. Fellows helped me to change the idea of instruction in the classroom because when they joined us, our teachers had methods of teaching using early-grade reading making “Lusoga” local language as a medium of instruction. But when these fellows came, they proved to these teachers that even 200 children can be trained in English as a method of instruction in the classroom setting.

Kirabira Agnes
Headteacher Buseera Primary School - Mayuge District

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