World Education is dedicated to improving the lives of the poor through education, and economic and social development programs.

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World Education has worked in Uganda since 2001 to strengthen the capacity of groups that deliver HIV and AIDS education, services, and support to vulnerable children and families affected by HIV. Through various projects, World Education built the capacity of Ugandan NGOs to plan, implement, and monitor HIV and AIDS education in 29 districts. World Education has also worked to ensure community involvement in education to improve children’s learning and retention in school, increase parent-child dialogue and teacher-parent dialogue, and empower parent-teacher associations to increase parental and guardian involvement in children’s education.

All World Education’s efforts complement and strengthen existing systems and initiatives, test new innovations and scale up evidence-based approaches that improve access to critical services and build resiliency to prevent and respond to HIV, violence, and other vulnerabilities.

Implementing school-based health education programming as part of the School Health and Reading program, World Education reached 1,651 schools in 17 high HIV prevalence districts with its HIV&AIDS and health education package.

World Education used the School Family Initiative (SFI) to reach large numbers of young people in primary schools with quality interventions through small group activities. Through the DREAMS program, the SFI approach engaged adolescent girls in 164 schools in ten districts.

World Education’s Bantwana Initiative is focused on the needs of orphans and other vulnerable children in Uganda and works to address and prevent violence, neglect, and abuse in schools by engaging teachers, school management, children, caregivers, and communities.

Through the Western Uganda Bantwana Program (WUBP), World Education has improved the wellbeing of more than 5,000 vulnerable children and their households.

Better Outcomes for Children and Youth in Northern and Eastern Uganda, funded by USAID/PEPFAR, scaled-up proven models of health, education, child protection, parenting, and youth and livelihoods services while strengthening clinic-community referrals systems across 20 districts in eastern and northern Uganda. Read a photo essay highlighting the results of the Better Outcomes project.

In recognizing that a significant percentage of Uganda’s vulnerable youth are adolescents, with funding from the US Department of Labor, the African Youth Empowerment and Development Initiative (AYEDI) addressed the specific needs of this population. In partnership with local organizations, AYEDI equipped 4,946 out-of-school adolescents with skills to find decent work in Uganda’s modern economy.

World Education is committed to supporting the Ugandan government to implement and monitor HIV and AIDS education programs while continuing to build the capacity of civil society and district government to coordinate health services and referral systems, and local community-based organizations to provide comprehensive services to vulnerable children.



Featured Projects

View details: Better Outcomes for Children and Youth in Eastern and Northern Uganda

Better Outcomes for Children and Youth in Eastern and Northern Uganda

Better Outcomes is building the capacity of families, communities, CSOs, local government, and private sector to address the needs of vulnerable families by strengthening and expanding OVC service delivery systems in Eastern and Northern Uganda.

View details: School Health and Reading Program

School Health and Reading Program

Building on previous USAID and Uganda investments in health and HIV education, this program is enhancing existing curricula and testing and evaluating interventions that have an impact on improved knowledge and behavior change.

View details: Western Uganda Bantwana Program (WUBP)

Western Uganda Bantwana Program (WUBP)

The Western Uganda Bantwana Program (WUBP) builds the capacity of nine community-based organizations to provide critical services to orphans and vulnerable children in their regions.


Featured Resources





View details: HIV Prevention Program Helps Struggling Family Get Back on Their Feet

HIV Prevention Program Helps Struggling Family Get Back on Their Feet

After her husband abandoned her several years ago, Joyce was left with no rights to the family's property and no financial support.

View details: Opening Homes and Hearts

Opening Homes and Hearts

Euleria Kamya recalls the day she went to Mityana Kolping House to receive two young children, the five-year old boys who were to be new members of her family.