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Bukedea District

Help Build Africa change the lives of 3,600 children in Bukedea, Uganda.

Contact us to support Bukedea

The district of Bukedea is one of the poorest areas in Uganda. More than half of the population live below the poverty line and over 90% rely on vulnerable agriculture to support their families.

There are many barriers preventing children in Bukedea from accessing a quality education, and Build Africa knows these don’t just exist at school – children can face problems at home and in their communities too.

We have identified six schools in Bukedea that desperately need support: Kolir, Akakaat, Miroi, Apopong, Okum Okamole and Angangam primary schools.

At home

  • Parents are unable to prioritise their children’s education when they are struggling to earn a living and feed their families.
  • Children are often kept home from school to look after younger siblings or assist with household chores.
  • Parents are sometimes faced with the impossible choice of prioritising which child goes to school and who stays at home.

At school

  • Teachers have very little training or support since receiving their basic qualification.
  • Children are often taught using outdated methods and have limited access to text books and learning resources.
  • Schools struggle with dilapidated classrooms and latrines, so children learn in unsafe temporary structures or classrooms with no furniture.

In the community

  • Communities often lack the knowledge, skills and power to improve their local school.
  • School Management Committees made up of parents and teachers receive little training or resources from local government.
  • Families dedicated to developing their school can be held back by their own limited education. 

Help Bukedea now

If you believe in the power of education to help end poverty and want to do something truly incredible, please help us to transform this community in Bukedea.

Contact Sonja Lawrence on sonja@build-africa.org or +44 (0) 1892 519619 for more information on how you can help.