In Uganda today, School dropout rates are high and there has been a decline in children enrolled in Universal Primary Education, School curriculum are not relevant to the learning needs of children. This is particularly true for children with disabilities.
Most pupils do not have access to midday meals. Decision-makers have insufficient access to information. Districts need to generate more and higher quality data. Weak integration of OVC issues into government assessment tools. Teachers are unmotivated, Parents and caregivers do not participate in the education of their children and Parents and caregivers have insufficient strategies for responding to economic challenges that prevent children from attending school
All these has affected the educational system and education of the girl child as well as all school going children in both lower and higher level.
IFOCORD recognises the existing situations of orphans and vulnerable children and young people in Uganda. In order to restore their hopes, we ensure they are supported to attain better education.
We promote the right to inclusive Education through providing safer schools for children 4-12 years. We believe every child has a fundamental right to education, and must be given the opportunity to achieve and maintain an acceptable level of learning for a holistic growth and development.
We work with community to establish community managed ECD centres with the community and formation of parenting groups for positive parenting of children 0-3 years of age to promote a better start in life. With we do it through promotion of partnership with the District local government, schools and other CSOs.
We also support the adolescent girls and teenage mothers to acquire employability skills through apprenticeship training at community level.