Despite the gender gap slowly shrinking over time, girls’ education throughout Uganda still varies noticeably depending on the region. As of July 2018, it was reported that over 700,000 Ugandan girls between 6 and 12 years of age have never attended school. In fact, about half the girls aged 15 to 24 are illiterate and four out of five girls do not attend high school.
To start to change all this, Winds of Hope are currently working to sponsor 1000 girls in Uganda in 2019, to help them have a proper and well-rounded education. We work to achieve fundraising that’s supported by both the local Ugandan and East African communities in Australia. Though we will go over this in more detail in a future post, we believe in the absolute importance of girls’ education and dedicate as much of our time and resources to achieve this.