Uganda

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.

FPTI

FPTI provides business skills and vocational training courses in hospitality to young women with fewer opportunities in the Philippines.

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ISSI

ISSI provides vocational training in the healthcare sector, equipping students to become nurses and midwives in DRC.

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