Education & Literacy

Education & Literacy

Every child has a right to education, although more children are enrolling in Ugandan schools, many students do not receive the quality of education they deserve. Therefore, thousands and millions of children are missing out this critical opportunity altogether.

We want all children to be educated so they can reach their full life potential and contribute to their families and communities and live meaning full life. We work with communities to help children attain core cognitive, emotional, social and life skills in order to reach their full potential and lead productive and fulfilling lives. We focus on literacy because education is our best hope to transform community. Through education, we can support the future professionals, politicians and educators of Uganda. It is through educated citizens that we can ensure Uganda’s future development.


Sagazi foundation is working to improve the quality of education by supporting policy change, improving the training teachers receive and helping children and their communities address gender-based barriers, providing children with scholastic materials and school fees. Despite our efforts, thousands still don’t have access to quality education. The following statistics paint a compelling picture:

  • There is a major disparity between the primary school enrollment rates for grade 1 and grade 7, which points to the low survival rate for children in the education system in Uganda at only 49%.
  • Only 40% of children are able to read at P3 and write at P6.
  • Only 10% of children in Uganda are enrolled for Early Childhood Development
  • 68% of children old enough to have finished primary school don’t have skills they need to survive in life
  • Only 33% of children who start school progress to secondary
  • 60% of children who complete primary seven are illiterate, nearly two-thirds of them girls
  • Only 1 out of 5 teachers have the competence to teach English and math
  • Only 5% of children with disability have access to education
  • 33% of students have access to handwashing facilities in schools

Sagazi foundation unique community-based model, which we’ve refined and expanded over 4 years, helps establish sustainable education solutions to transform the futures of today’s Ugandan children.

Our experience has shown that families, schools, communities, and governments must work together to help children develop skills in and out of school, from early childhood through adolescence.