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Transforming Education for Refugee Children in Uganda

Did you know that refugee children are five times more likely to be out of school than non-refugee children?

Transforming Education for Refugee Children in Uganda

Did you know that refugee children are five times more likely to be out of school than non-refugee children?

Challenging Times for Young Refugees in Schools

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According to UNHCR’s 2023 Education Report, enrollment in secondary school is around 76% globally and drops dramatically to 10% at secondary levels within refugee camp settings in Uganda.

This alarming statistic highlights the significant barriers that many refugee youths face in accessing formal education. Compounding these challenges is the fact that the majority of the world’s refugees reside in low and middle-income countries such as Uganda, which already struggle to provide adequate education systems. 

However it is agreed that younger children and learners from disadvantaged backgrounds benefit from a lower pupil-to-teacher ratio.

While few countries are able to report reliable figures, some
appear to have very high ratios – Uganda, for instance, has
an average of 73 refugee pupils for each teacher.

- UNHCR (2023)

 

Education is a Basic Necessity for All

 Often, even for those who manage to attend school, the quality of education is often substandard. But for those of us that are fortunate and lucky, it’s crucial that we address these issues to ensure that every child, regardless of their background, has the opportunity to receive a quality education. 

By developing and implementing innovative educational board games like the 5 Staz, we are working closely with our partner schools in Kyangwali Refugee Camp to positively impact the education for refugee children in Uganda.

 

The 5 Staz breaks down Uganda’s primary school curriculum into engaging, modularized packages that make learning interactive and fun. This transformation of learning spaces creates an environment where both teachers and students thrive, fostering a dynamic peer-to-peer learning experience. As a result, students not only see significant improvements in their academic outcomes but also gain essential life skills such as leadership, teamwork, and effective communication.

The results from our 2023 impact assessment were particularly encouraging. For example, over 80% of students from our parner schools have testified that some of our programs like the 5 Staz educational board games have helped them prepare for exams and ultimately improved their academic performance.  

  Over 80 percent students say the game aid with exam prep. 

65 % of teachers in resource-poor camps benefit from the 5 Staz, which improves teaching by 65 %.

Thank you to each one of those who have supported our work. My Home Stars is 100% donation and grant operated and we couldn’t have done what we done without your support.

For the remainder of 2024, we aim to raise $20,000 to expand our reach and impact more students, and this is how you could help.

Supporter
$20 monthly donation

With $20 a month, you are able to produce and distribute a copy of the 5 Staz educational game package that will support at least 5 students to learn in a fun and engaging way.

Champion
$50 monthly donation

With $50 a month, you are able to provide a copy of the 5 Staz educational game AND provide essential scholastic supplies such as books and pens for 5 students.

Partner
$100 monthly donation

With $100 a month, you are able to provide a copy of the 5 Staz educational game AND you will help provide a monthly stipend to at least one of our game facilitators and educators that are working tirelessly to help these refugee children to realize their dreams.

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