OUR MISSION IS TO ENCOURAGE RURAL CHILDREN THROUGH EDUCATION. TO INSPIRE, LAY THE FOUNDATION FOR FUTURE SUCCESS, AND PROVIDE THE OPPORTUNITY FOR A BRIGHTER FUTURE
Each year the Growth Educational Trust's Scholarship Programme provides scholarships to, Four to Six students from within our partner schools. We take the top boy and girl from each partner school and provide a full scholarship to one of the best boarding schools in Kabale. Our recipients are some of the most underprivileged children around the Kabale District who would otherwise be unable to continue their education, due to financial hardships. We believe our scholarship programme gives these children a huge opportunity in life and a chance to create a brighter future for themselves.
UNESCO has estimated that 68% of children in Uganda who enroll in primary school are likely to drop out before advancing onto secondary school. With Uganda having one of the youngest populations in the world, nearly 50% (25 million) of the population being under the age of 15, this needs to change!
This has resulted in early school leavers saying they suffered from diminished self-worth, limited life opportunities, and social exclusion associated with early departure from formal education.