Our vision is to improve children's life chances in Uganda through affordable, high quality secondary education.
A high quality secondary school education transforms a child's life chances in Africa. This is especially true for girls, for whom every extra year of secondary school adds 15 to 25% to future earnings, lowers the risks of HIV infection, leads to fewer unwanted pregnancies and minimises their risk of suffering infant mortality.
Despite great strides in achieving universal primary education, many countries in Africa have had little investment in secondary education, with too many children leaving school with only very basic knowledge.
Working with social enterprise PEAS (Promoting Equality in African Schools), our innovative new project in Uganda will operate within the government's pioneering public-private partnership policy which encourages collaboration between non-state organisations and the government to deliver universal secondary education.
Launched with two schools in March 2012, this is our first education programme in Africa. We will use our experience from this project to improve secondary education more widely in Uganda and across East Africa.