Kalix and Masaka, Uganda

Project name: Student-oriented learning

The project addresses the issue of limited access to quality education and opportunities for students in Masaka, Uganda. Many students face challenges in fully developing their potential, leading to high dropout rates, lack of motivation, and inadequate preparation for the labor market. The overarching goal is to increase civic participation and contribute to the development of an inclusive society.

Gender Equality Connection: The project acknowledges that girls and children from economically disadvantaged backgrounds face higher dropout rates. The initiative aims to promote gender equality by addressing disparities in educational outcomes and opportunities.

Pedagogical Approach: The project aims to develop a learner-centered education approach, fostering students’ active engagement and transforming teachers into facilitators. Emphasis is placed on students’ reflective, expressive, and communicative skills, aligning with the new Lower Secondary Curriculum’s objectives.