Education Support Project
The government provides free education under its Universal Primary Education (UPE) and Universal Secondary Education (USE) programs, but the poor still have trouble accessing quality education. Education is critical in eradicating poverty, so without educated young people, the communities will become poorer. Each additional year of educational attainment can reduce the risk of HIV infection and delay a woman’s first pregnancy. Educated women decide to have a skilled health worker present at their delivery 84% of the time, which translates to a higher chance of survival for mother and baby.
Without quality education, Uganda is unlikely to achieve Education for All (EFA) goals, the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the National Development Goals.