USAID seeks to improve the quality of basic education in Uganda with a particular focus on girls, vulnerable children and children in conflict-affected regions. USAID strengthens the teaching workforce through improvements in training and retention, as well as supervision and administration tools. Programs also support evidence-based curriculum reform and policy development, which are critical to the quality of education systems. In addition, USAID engages local communities and empowers them to participate in the education of their children.
By investing in literacy and HIV/AIDS prevention, USAID expects to increase students’ success and retention in school, promote healthy behaviors, and lay the foundation for the socioeconomic benefits that have been demonstrated to accrue from students’—especially girls’—education.
Last updated: October 21, 2014