The Role of Education
The role of education is particularly important, especially in Uganda. The Decade for the Eradication of Poverty has confirmed that education assists children to break the cycle of ignorance and poverty, to find their passion, discover their voices, gain self-confidence, and
realize their place in the world. Education replaces an empty mind with an open one and prepares an individual for an adult life. Our primary objective is to secure a formal education for all of our vulnerable children.
Schools in Uganda
Uganda had three different standards of schools—First Class, Second Class, and Third Class. As expected the quality and cost of the schools varies greatly, depending on the class. Many of our children are in Third Class schools, but the goal is to get as many of them as possible into
Second Class schools.
In both primary and secondary schools each academic term is three to four months long. An academic year consists of three terms. Classes run from Monday to Friday, although some students attend on Saturdays as well.
The Ugandan economy needs trained workers to sustain and expand its industries, and contribute to economic growth as a whole. This is a prime requirement for the reduction of poverty, and the hope of a better future.
Unfortunately there are not enough appropriate opportunities for youth to learn a vocation. Private institutions like Delight Foundation Africa are important providers of vocational skills in the fields of music, arts and crafts, mechanics, and farming. We are also working to create an
internship program in the business community for our teens.
Evaluation and Monitoring Program
The Foundation has a well-planned strategy of involvement. The Foundation staff makes frequent school visits, for the purposes of monitoring and evaluating childrens class performance, their conduct, participation in extracurricular activities, and listening to assessments by the class teachers.
Sponsoring a Child
To sponsor a child for one year, each school requires that the following items be paid:
School fees, scholastic materials, meals, and extra lessons are paid three times a year, prior to
the beginning of each term.
School uniform costs and educational trip fees are paid twice yearly.
Some schools are not within walking distance from the Organisation, and a student incurs
transportation fees, paid along with tuition.
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Primary Level Fees Structure.
In Primary level, a child is required to pay 118000 Ugandan shillings per term which is 35 dollars.
In Uganda we have 3 terms every year for a child to go to the next class or level. Therefore a child is required to pay 354000 Ugandan shillings which is 105 dollars for 3 terms
We have 7 years for primary level and 3 terms every year.
Secondary Level Fess Structure.
In secondary level, a child is required to pay 250000 Ugandan shillings per Term which is 71 dollars.
We also have 3 terms every year for a child to go to the next class or level. Therefore a child is required to pay 750000 Ugandan shillings which is 216 dollars for 3 terms.
The secondary level has 6 years and 3 terms every year.
University Tuition Structures
A university is a higher institution that a student goes to after 7 years of primary level,6 years of secondary then he or she decides on the course they will offer or do.
We have different courses which go in for different years for example a Doctor goes in for 5 years and Lawyer goes for 5 years and there are courses of 2 and 3 years. A student is required to pay tuition of 2 Ugandan shillings which is 600 dollars per semester.
We have 2 Semesters every year, Therefore the student is required to pay 4 million Ugandan shillings per year.
There in order for a student to get done with school they must pay tuition according to the years the course takes.