Uganda is a beautiful country on the equator in east Africa, on the north side of Lake Victoria. While there has been a lot of conflict in Uganda, it is has a stable government and English as the official language. The education system in place is relatively good, but has a lot of room for improvement. Statistic show that only 13% of the population in Uganda complete the secondary level. In the technical field, a field important for further development of a country it gets worse. In total, only 0,35% actually finish the tertiary education in a technical field (NL:6,8%)[EdStats]. This can be explained by:
- Low teaching-quality due to lack of qualified teachers, textbooks and infrastructures;
- Drop-outs rates due to limited or insufficient funds
- Lack of stimuli and interest in studying among teens
- Inadequate impact of educational activities in the districts
- Lack of long term vision among parents
The challenge becomes to convince the children, the schools, the community and the family, that the world of science and technology is an interesting one, with a lot of job opportunities and a bright future, for the children themselves, but also for the country as a whole.