Link is improving access to quality education and enhancing every level of the education system in Uganda.

Key Facts

of children assessed in primary 3 through 7 were not proficient at reading and understanding a basic story in English, Uganda’s instructional language
of the Ugandan population is under the age of 14, showing the great need for quality education to support the future of millions
students enrolled at schools that were part of the Empowerment for Girls’ Education project benefited from stronger school improvement processes
of Link’s project schools provided an effective teaching and learning environment compared to 23% at the start of the projects in Katakwi District

While significant advances have been made around the world towards improving access to schooling, many children in Uganda are still being left behind. Link has been working in the country since 2000, supporting marginalised rural districts and schools identified as most in need of help.

The school performance review process and associated inspection systems sit at the heart of our work in Uganda, supporting school management to enhance school functionality and performance. The aim is to create a replicable model to make system-wide improvements throughout the country.

The Link project improved Early Grade reading results due to regular school based support and guidance by Link staff which transformed targeted primary teachers into strong literacy teachers.

External evaluator, 2015

Our approach is designed to help school leaders and community members enhance learning in their classrooms. Increased awareness surrounding education policies and rights, alongside advocacy training, enables school and community leaders to demand the resources they need.

We’ve also helped tackle the economic and social challenges commonly preventing girls and marginalised communities, such as resettled internally displaced people, from accessing education. Our work has helped them stay in school, complete their education and escape the poverty cycle.