Archive for Category: "Girls’ Education"

Agwata P-7 Students Enjoy Study Tour to Park

Agwata P-7 Students Enjoy Study Tour to Park

In July, Carol Davis, OU President; David Ocitti, Project Coordinator; and three teachers traveled with twelve P-7 students from the Agwata school. The group went on a four-day study tour to Murchison Falls National Park. Two mornings were spent with an armed guide learning more about the park’s animals, birds and habitats.  One student, Angee […]

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Agwata Education: Finding our Missing Girls

Agwata Education: Finding our Missing Girls

OU’s Girls’ Education Initiative Visits Girls Absent from School  Besides working with the girls who take the extra time to attend weekly meetings and who attend school regularly, Outreach Uganda’s Girls’ Education Initiative is focusing also on encouraging girls who are not there. Earlier this month, our Girls’ Education Initiative girls began visiting homes of […]

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Girls’ Education Initiative Program Aims to Keep Girls in School

Girls’ Education Initiative Program Aims to Keep Girls in School

Girls’ Education Program Expands in Northern Uganda Paska, our Girls’ Education Initiative Coordinator in northern Uganda (Lamwo) reports that there are 79 girls regularly attending the weekly after school program sponsored by Outreach Uganda.  These meetings are part of Outreach Uganda’s “Girls’ Education Initiative” program which began in mid-2010 with 19 girls.  This program aims […]

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Celebrate the International Day of the Girl–Innovating for Education

Celebrate the International Day of the Girl–Innovating for Education

Today, October 11th is the International Day of the Girl Child.   In a world where 1 in 4 girls are born into poverty (World Bank) and 66 million girls are out of school (UNESCO), let’s take a moment to stop and think.  What can be done to help underprivileged girls find their way in […]

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U.S. Volunteer Needs (You Can Change the World)

U.S. Volunteer Needs (You Can Change the World)

October Volunteer Needs: Outreach Uganda needs your help in finding U.S. volunteers to work either virtually or in our office in the metro Denver area.  Do you know someone who wants to apply their corporate skills or personal passions and interests to help fight poverty? Right now we especially need teachers, nurses, and health professionals […]

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Uganda Education: What Happens to the Girls?

Uganda Education: What Happens to the Girls?

Every day our Ugandan women, like most poor Ugandans,  must make heart wrenching choices about what to do with their meager resources.  Eventually, this may involve deciding to send the eldest boy to secondary school while leaving the girls behind.  While babies and toddlers may have similar upbringings, differences begin to surface as early as […]

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Meet Oyella Delis, Achieving Despite all Odds

Meet Oyella Delis, Achieving Despite all Odds

Meet Oyella Delis, who lives in Agwata and is one of our current P-7 students who is attending the closest government primary school which is over 4 km away.  Oyella has achieved in spite of all odds, and we’re proud of her for this.  Oyella exemplifies the type of student our Girls’ Education Initiative seeks to […]

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2012 Update on our Girls’ Education Initiative

2012 Update on our Girls’ Education Initiative

In the summer of 2010, Outreach Uganda began a special initiative to help girls in our northernmost Agwata location to stay in school beyond the primary level.  We noticed in our work at the Agwata school and in our sponsorship program, that in these very rural areas, girls began to drop out of school earlier […]

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Keeping Girls in School–Sanitary Pads from U.S. Volunteers

Keeping Girls in School–Sanitary Pads from U.S. Volunteers

This summer, volunteers traveling to Uganda brought over 70 sanitary pad kits that were distributed to our sponsored girls at the upper primary or secondary level of school.  In addition, the kits were distributed to those additional P-5 to P-7 girls that are part of our special Girls’ Education Initiative (see separate article).  This photo […]

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How Schools Operate in Uganda

How Schools Operate in Uganda

 How Schools Operate in Uganda Government Schools The government runs “government schools” which go from P-1 (like kindergarten in the U.S.) to P-7. These are called primary schools. Then, there are also government run secondary schools for S-1 to S-6 which is like 7th to 12th grade in the U.S. There are major exams at […]

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