Children are educated for life


To contribute to increased number of primary schools children who can read.

Who will the programme IMPACT?

  • Primary school girls and boys
  • Parents and caregivers
  • Teachers and school administrators
  • Faith, cultural and community leaders.

What will the programme ACHIEVE?

  • 550 schools supported with reading materials, teacher training and boosted school management and leadership to support literacy activities.
  • 3,850 teachers tutoring children using child-centered teaching-learning methods
  • 306 reading clubs established at community level to support literacy and numeracy education
  • 1,136 volunteers supported to aid child in Primary One to Primary three with literacy and numeracy skills
  • 684,750 students (Primary One-Primary Three) with functional literacy and numeracy skills.

How will this be ACHIEVED?

  • Transform learning environments through teacher training and access to quality learning materials both at school and at home.
  • Ensure schools are providing safe teaching and learning environments with zero tolerance to violence against children.
  • Empower communities to advocate for improved and safe learning environments.
  • Engage parents and caregivers as first educators to support learning activities both at home and at school.

What will SUCCESS look like?

  • Effective and inclusive teaching and learning processes adopted through:
    • Increased teacher capacity through training, support supervision, and mentorship
    • Improved access to age-appropriate and relevant teaching and learning materials
    • Boosting school management and leadership to support literacy activities
  • Children participate fully in school and literacy centers/community reading clubs by ensuring:
    • Parents support literacy activities at school and at home
    • Communities establish literacy centres
    • Children participate in reading clubs
  • Improved access to safe, conducive, and inclusive learning environments:
    • Inclusive school WASH
    • Accessible and safe school facilities
    • Schools are free from violence
    • Children attend Early Childhood Development centres


Unlock Literacy Learning Roots

Assess and strengthen classroom learning environment and systems, engage parents and community for action.

Key activities;

  • Conduct reading assessments to measure children’s reading levels.
  • Train teachers to incorporate five core reading skills into their classrooms.
  • Mobilise parents and communities to create a learning environment at home and in the community to support children as they learn.
  • Develop reading materials in local language or mother tongue.

Learning Roots

Focus on children aged 3-6 transition successfully to primary school.

Key activities

  • Engage parents and caregivers as first educators to support early reading and numeracy.
  • Strengthen Local Early Childhood Development centers through teacher training to incorporate nurturing and inclusive practices while creating a safe and stimulating experience.
  • Strengthen local and government systems to support quality education and community involvement.

Citizen Voice and Action

Communities trained and empowered to create safe learning facilities and help reduce disaster risks in schools.

Key activities

  • Inform communities on the government’s minimum standards and policies for schools.
  • Enable communities to advocate for improved service delivery and demand social accountability from their leaders and service providers.
  • Empower communities to monitor the standards of schools and influence policymakers.

We are PRESENT in 25 districts

An updated map

  1. Agago
  2. Oyam
  3. Gulu
  4. Kakumiro
  5. Kagadi
  6. Kikuube
  7. Hoima
  8. Butambala
  9. Rakai
  10. Nakasongola
  11. Buliisa
  12. Bundibungyo
  13. Kamwenge
  14. Tororo
  15. Bugiri
  16. Busia
  17. Butellejja
  18. Soroti
  19. Buikwe
  20. Mpigi
  21. Abim
  22. Karenga
  23. Kabong
  24. Kotido
  25. Kole

*Statistics as of 2021

Related Resources

Education brochure