Promoting Equality in African Schools (PEAS)

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To expand existing PEAS secondary schools which provide a high quality, sustainable education for over 8000 children who would not otherwise go to school. We would like to add facilities and classrooms in several schools to help achieve our target for 2014 of educating 13,000 children.

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It ran from 10:00 AM, 6 December 2012 to 5:00 PM, 19 December 2012

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1126550)

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    Helping

Location

  • I am very proud to come to this school. Everyone in the community knows it is the best school in the district.

    — Jennifer, student at Forest High School, Uganda

  • We are very grateful that a new secondary school is being built in the Namungo sub-county... this will help the whole community.

    — Namigadde Lovincer, District Education Officer for Mityana (Pioneer High School)

  • I want to be a doctor so I can help heal people in my village. I am excited that our village now has a secondary school. My dream is closer now."

    — Jane, student at PEAS High School

  • I am very proud to come to this school. Everyone in the community knows it is the best school in the district.

    — Jennifer, student at Forest High School, Uganda

  • We are very grateful that a new secondary school is being built in the Namungo sub-county... this will help the whole community.

    — Namigadde Lovincer, District Education Officer for Mityana (Pioneer High School)

  • I want to be a doctor so I can help heal people in my village. I am excited that our village now has a secondary school. My dream is closer now."

    — Jane, student at PEAS High School

Situation

Just one in four children enrol in secondary education in Uganda due to a lack of affordable places. Those schools that exist are often poor quality with large class sizes and high teacher absenteeism. The lack of secondary schools is also negatively affecting primary completion rates. As a Ugandan earns on average 28% more when they have completed secondary education, the lack of secondary schools is damaging both the life prospects of individuals and the future of an entire country.

Solution

PEAS will expand its existing schools, which will experience high demand for places at the beginning of the next academic year in February 2014. We will build extra classrooms and facilities and the schools will continue to run entirely from local revenues (low fees, government subsidy and income generating activities). PEAS will use its SmartAid model, including financial auditing and education inspections, to ensure high education quality and financial transparency in each school