We strive for a socioeconomic change in Uganda, by unlocking the potential of the Ugandan Youth and future generations through entrepreneurial education.
With almost 17 million students aged 14 and lower, Uganda has one of the youngest populations in Africa. Of the students who are able to finance their education and graduate from secondary school, 62% are unemployed. Our education program launched in the Masaka district, a location where those who do find employment largely work in the informal sector or perform subsistence agriculture.
With this in mind, many families struggle to pay secondary education tuition fees for their children. Even if there are no tuition fees, the opportunity cost associated with sending children to secondary school rather than having them financially support their families by earning money is too high. Therefore, many children and teenagers do not pursue secondary education, drop out before completing it, and cannot pursue further education in the form of apprenticeships or university degrees.
EduGlobe’s education program tackles several youth unemployment problems in eastern Africa at the roots. We aim to provide students aged 12-18 years with the skills to financially support themselves and their families through entrepreneurial action. EduGlobe teaches students in Uganda entrepreneurial basics and practical skills. They produce and sell their own products, mainly tailoring products, soap and snacks. Profits are reinvested and partially cover their educational fees. By opening their own small businesses, they can support their families and local communities.
We'd like you to meet Maila...
She is 15 years old, interested in economics, and has good grades. But her parents have financial problems due to the bad harvest situation and can no longer afford Maila's school fees.
This is where EduGlobe helps: By producing and selling soap within our program, Maila can finance part of her school fees. In this way, she can finish school and at the same time has acquired skills that will enable her to build her own small business in the future.
Since the start of EduGlobe in 2016, we enabled thousands of students in Masaka to finance their own education. By doing so, we proofed that our concept is valid and scalable. We want to scale the education program even further and educate even more students. The problems we are tackling are not only present in Masaka, but in Uganda and whole east Africa. Because our resources are limited, we need your support to make our dream come true!