Respond to the call to Action on Poverty!
MDG# 7 Achieve Universal Primary Education.
TARGET – Ensure that, by 2015, children everywhere, boys and girls alike, will be able to complete a full course of primary school.
In Uganda, school may be a rundown building lacking many basic resources and crammed to capacity per class room, but education is taken seriously as it is the only way out for each child to rise above their plight from poverty.
Sadly there are many young girls who cannot afford even basic primary education and as a result may surrender themselves to prostitution in order to gain enough to pay for school fees. Tragically some of these girls end up with HIV or contact other STDs and do not get the chance to see themselves complete and further their education. AIDS ends up robbing them of all hope and future prospects.
Our global education program has a cross-cultural approach which seeks to connect Australian schools to our Ugandan partner schools to bring about a greater understanding of international issues and the importance of development assistance, in reducing poverty. In particular through eradicating illiteracy and giving rise to education and vocational opportunities.
The program seeks to bring about awareness and understanding of our developing world. One of the aims is to help young people connect and learn cross-cultural diversity, which will hopefully encourage them to become more responsible and responsive towards shaping brighter and productive futures.