In response to the lagging resources of the Ugandan Education System and the need for quality
teacher training, Inter-Rural Action Network members are working together to demonstrate a different style of education that is both innovative and effective.
Most of the students have dropped out of school or never received any education. In some cases, this is because their families are poor, but research shows that more complicated factors contributing to the problem include; abuse at school, the need for younger sibling care at home, pregnancy and disability.
Inter-Rural Action Network has adopted an innovative approach to assessing what works when assisting Adults and children in catching up and engaging with the education process. Creative child-centred learning and teaching is the first step.
From there we focus on, on-the-job teacher training and mentoring.
Teachers work hand in hand with mentors trained to engage families in discussions regarding the education. They also help these families improve their household income without relying on sponsors, so that all their children can go to school.
We have also created a mobile resource library that moves between these communities, sharing resources between the schools. A competitive league for these children has also been formed so that girls and boys have the opportunity to engage in and excel in non-academic activities.