WONDER provides scholarships to help young women receive quality education in Uganda.

National Summary

Uganda has experienced rapid human development in the last few decades with an increase of 70% in its HDI from 1990 to 2019. However, major gender disparities still exist within the employment and education sector, which have exacerbated during the COVID-19 global pandemic. 

With a predominantly rural population and 4.4 million people working in the informal sector, the economic downturn caused by COVID restrictions has pushed more people below the poverty line. 62% of women in Uganda work in vulnerable employment and unpaid care work, which means that the pandemic has disproportionately affected the livelihood of women.


Quick Facts

43.5 million national population 

70.8% female literacy rate 

20.3% living under the poverty line 

62% women work in the informal sector

Featured partners and projects

We currently work with 27 women-led local partners globally who have a proven track record of helping communities through education.
We rely on their expertise to respond to local needs and solutions in order to establish sustainable long-term projects.


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