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Project #26970

Improve Learning Outcomes for Ugandan Children

by enjuba Spelling Bee


Over 70% of Uganda's primary school children do not finish primary school on time or even at all. This is a huge problem because over half of Uganda's population (52%) is children below the age of 15. Our focus is to help children improve their their academic performance, while developing key life skills through spelling competitions, reading initiatives and a writing competition.
total goal


There are approximately 18 million children under the age of 15 in Uganda (52% of Uganda's population). Over 70% of these children are not finishing primary school on time, or even at all. This presents a huge problem for Uganda and the world - most of these children will not get meaningful employment, crime will go up and the poverty cycle will multiply.


We provide refresher trainings for teachers to help them improve their teaching methodologies, especially for Early Grade Reading. In addition we provide reading materials to help children learn new words, their meanings and how to use them in sentences as they prepare for the National Spelling and Writing Bee. This helps children to understand concepts better, and therefore pass standardised tests and complete school on time. The Spelling Bee competition helps to make learning fun and rewarding

Long-Term Impact

The Spelling Bee is a long term project. In the short term we help children improve their literacy and competence, so they can finish school on time. In the long term, the Spelling Bee helps inculcate the values of Character, Responsibility, Excellence and Empathy among the children through positive words that they will be learning. This helps to shape their attitudes, transforming them into change agents and credible leaders who will bring about the change we need.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).



Organization Information

enjuba Spelling Bee

Location: Kampala - Uganda
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Aaron Kirunda
Kampala, Uganda
March 2017 Accelerator
Donations: $1,915 raised ($5,000 needed)
Donors: 19 (40 needed)
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