Many adults in Uganda have limited access to education. 27% of the population is illiterate with significant differences between male and female literacy rates. Families continue to struggle with poverty, unemployment and poor access to healthcare. 62 % of the population earns less than $1.25 per day. World Factbook 2013-14. Washington, DC: Central Intelligence Agency, 2013.


Educating adults to speak, read and write English – the official language of Uganda – and to use numbers equips them with essential life skills. This government-designed, Functional Adult Literacy Program empowers parents to become confident and self-reliant.

The program builds the educational capacity of our children’s parents, particularly mothers, who play a key role in managing their families. 96% of the program participants are women, demonstrating their commitment to education and setting a standard for their children.

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