Equal education moves people towards empowerment, but unequal education does the reverse. Of all the divisive tools that are used to push people to the margins, unequal education is the most damaging: Says:- Melinda Gates.

The adverse effect of COVID-19 has made this gap wider many children especially girls in rural Northern Uganda are not able to enroll back to schools, boys too are culprits this expands the unequal education gap wider and makes empowerment of the entire community stagnant

We must include this conversation and engagement with all parents and community members where we work in Uganda.

Eric 12years happily told me he is not interested to go back to school, “I can continue laying bricks and I’m paid why should I go back to school”

Sadly these effects will affect the family and the community where Eric leaves. Collectively we can change this narrative and put education among children in post COVID interventions a priority.


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“I knew that our community Atyak Town Council, needed someone to speak for them, try and bring the change and influence that the marginalized groups especially women and the girl child are made to bear.”

Women and girls are still below the bar of equality in this Nothern region- Uganda, basically due to some unfair cultural norms that have to be changed as need arises. And this is reality for gender equality as a prior for equitable distribution of resources in our community.

“When I joined the leadership training over 2 years back and I enrolled in the literacy class where I learnt public speaking, and I built rapport which boosted my confidence in front of people. This made me succeed during the campaigns and I won my seat as women representative in Atyak Town Council” Says Apiyo

I will fight for the change women and girls need in the community, when the council sitting starts.

Apiyo Atyak Town Council Member VacNet & WGEF Leadership Development Participant

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