Equipping Rural Schools with Desks, Uganda

by Mwebe Fred - Jinja, Uganda

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Campaign Story

Rural schools in East Africa are massively under-resourced by Government. Most schools have
limited access to text books, desks and chairs and other learning resources, along with crumbling
and inadequate infrastructure. The majority of schools hence rely for the greatest part on
contributions from the local community to enable them to function, but it is these very people
who have the least living as they do in abject poverty. Their children, therefore, get trapped in the
cycle of poverty as the educational environment in which they are schooled is severely deprived.

One of the biggest challenges facing these rural schools is their inability to provide desks and chairs for pupils. Sitting on the floor or sharing desks with up to 5 others leads to impaired concentration and poor
learning outcomes.

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