Education
 Uganda
Project #2530

Help a Student Stay in School in Uganda

by Innovations for Poverty Action

Summary

Help provide incentives and financially enable a student to stay in school through savings. This project provides Ugandan primary schools with educational savings accounts.
$12,841.00
total raised
47
donors
0
monthly donors
8
years active

Challenge

Uganda's primary school enrollment rates have increased spectacularly in recent years; however, retaining students is still a challenge. Despite a net enrollment ratio of 93%, less than 32% of boys & girls reach Primary 7. By opening savings accounts & engendering a culture of savings, this project will smooth the payment of school registration fees, which are traditionally paid as a single lump sum. The project will target 100 Ugandan primary schools (roughly 250 students per school).

Solution

Implement and train school administrators in running school and student bank accounts. Provide each school with a lockbox, padlock, class ledgers, and student passbooks and ledgers.

Long-Term Impact

Engender a culture of savings among participants. Better able to smooth the cost of education, fewer students drop out of school.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).

Resources

http:/​/​www.poverty-action.org

Organization Information

Innovations for Poverty Action

Location: New Haven, CT - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.poverty-action.org
Innovations for Poverty Action
Project Leader:
Heidi McAnnally-Linz
New Haven, CT United States

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