Standards for rural, public schools vary with teacher attendance often optional and school books and supplies in limited supply. Our sponsored children are sent to boarding schools where they are assured of clothes to wear, food to eat and a safe bed to sleep in. With these basic necessities met they can then concentrate on maximizing the given gift of an education.
United Nations Millennium Development Goal #6- To eliminate gender disparity in… secondary education.. by 2015. Many African girls lack role models and education can often remain elusive. More than 50% of our students are female with a 90% graduation rate.
Rural Ugandans suffer from the hardships of widespread poverty. 38% of rural children and 12% of rural women are chronically undernourished. 70% of rural Ugandan households rely on agriculture for their livelihoods and live off of less than $1 per day. 70% of the population is under age 30 with a potential hazard to national security if they remain unproductive. Through an educated family of E3 Africa graduates we hope to begin to affect the causes of Ugandan poverty.