Many children in Uganda are exiting the national education system without the skills they need to succeed in life. Less than half of Primary 3 through Primary 7 pupils in Uganda's government schools have reached the expected reading and mathematics competency for Primary 2.
The learning crisis is amplified by the fact that Uganda's government-aided primary schools are conspicuously under-funded. The Ugandan National Planning Authority estimates that due to increasing pupil enrollment, there will be a minimum $1.13 billion funding gap for primary education by 2030.
However, there are some schools where despite the lack of resources available, pupils are achieving at high academic levels. In a national context where many children are not learning and additional resources are not available, how do some schools ensure that pupils are gaining the academic skills they need to succeed?