With the population likely to double in the next 20 years, Uganda has 22 million children under 14 years old (49% of the population). This is increasing the demand on employment, food, and livelihood, pushing more and more young people into poverty.
An Uneducated Youth
There are more people in nursery and primary education in East Africa than ever before, putting a huge strain on the education sector. This has led to only 1 in 3 children making it to secondary school and 1 in 10 making it to beyond secondary education.
Girls Impacted Most
It is girls who suffer most. 34% of girls in Uganda are married before they are 18 years old, even though it is illegal to marry before 18 years of age. Teenage pregnancy rates are extremely high, and this is driven by poverty and lack of education.
Together We Can Change This
We believe that if every young person is educated, skilled, fed, watered and safe, we can see a new generation, inspired by faith, hope and love, transforming their communities.
Children Benefiting from Fields of Life Health Programmes
Children Currently in Fields of Life partner schools