School for refugees and host community youth in Bidibidi refugee settlement in Uganda. Photo: Finn Church Aid / Sumy Sadurni

Uganda hosts a new generation of high-aiming youth: "Education is crucial for girls"

The Covid-19 school closure highlighted how vital education is in Uganda’s refugee settlements. Most families are relieved that their children can return to learning, but schools also report a worrying trend of girls dropping out.

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Quality education builds a better life after school closure - "I thought I would not return"

Moving from congested tent structures into concrete classrooms not only improved the quality of teaching but also of life for learners and teachers at Ebenezer Secondary School. The pandemic led to a long school closure in Uganda, and now that candidate classes are back, one of the main challenges is bringing girls back to school.

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