a Struggling Education System
While major improvements have been made, Uganda struggles to create accessible, quality opportunities for students. They face a lack of school infrastructure, high student to teacher ratios, and teacher absenteeism. School dropout rates remain high while achievement rates remain low.
In an area where unemployment is an alarming 90%, survival largely depends on subsistence farming, and educational access is limited (just 3% have education beyond the secondary school level), IYHA provides Ugandan youth with a path forward – breaking the persistent cycle of poverty – and does so in a way that also actively serves the wider community.