Worldwide, 121 million children of primary school age are not in school.
An estimated 158 million children aged 5-14 are engaged in child labour—one in six children in the world.
About one in five adults in today’s world—774 million people—is illiterate.
In Uganda, 57 percent of children finish primary school and 18 percent have the chance to attend secondary
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school. And over 1 million children are not enrolled in primary school and, of those, 70 percent are never expected to.
At URF, we believe that education is the most effective way of breaking the cycle of poverty plaguing rural communities in Africa which is URF’s focus area of service. Our philosophy is to help people help themselves. By empowering the mind, soul, and spirit, our young people gain the skills and condifence needed to take charge of their own destiny and make meaningful contribution to a thriving community in the 21st century and beyond.
Our education model goes beyong classroom instruction. We offer programs that are geared to the development of the whole person both in our school and in the broader community. We provide opportunities for adult education, business management, leadership training, community empowerment seminar, AIDS education, parenting skills, first aid care trianing, etc.
Simply giving hand-outs and planning income projects does not genuinely empower people. We believe that empowering their minds is the most effective way to facilitate sustainable change and development where people can take charge of their own development processes.
Please follow the drop down menus to read more about our various educational programs.