• Build a Brighter Future

    In some of the world's poorest countries, girls are still treated as second-class citizens. Intrepid wants to help change this, and has created Project SAMA, an initiative aimed at promoting gender equality around the world. Project SAMA is currently supporting early education projects in Laos and Uganda that help bridge the gender gap through education. Please join Plan and Intrepid to promote global gender equality.

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How your donations help...

  • Children practice their reading and writing at a Plan supported school in Uganda.

    $10 can provide two maths bags to help children learn numeracy skills

    Your donation can help children develop their numeracy skills using a maths bag filled with learning materials plus a slate to practice their sums.

  • Children at a Plan-supported early learning centres in Uganda play freely with coloured blocks.

    $25 can provide play and learning materials for an early learning centre

    Your donation can help children learn through play and prepare them for the transition to primary school.

  • Children at a Plan-supported early learning centres in Uganda play freely with coloured blocks.

    $100 can buy one bicycle for an early childhood worker

    Workers can then visit communities to drive enrolments and support parenting groups and learning centres.

Giving children a bright start in Uganda

In rural Uganda, parents often have limited knowledge of the importance of early learning and how integral it is to a child’s development.

Only 23% of children in Uganda currently have access to early learning services, with children from rural areas, especially girls, more likely to miss out than their urban counterparts. In fact, most 3 to 6 year olds in rural areas miss out on preschool entirely.

Together with Intrepid, Plan is working to build the skills and knowledge of parents, caregivers and communities so that thousands of children have the chance to reach their full potential.  Activities include;

  • Ensuring 1,300 children access early childhood services that prepare them for primary school
  • Training 88 primary school teachers on child-friendly teaching and how to create safe and welcoming schools
  • Forming out-of-school clubs where children learn and socialise and girls can study instead of staying home to complete domestic chores

As a result both boys and girls will have the opportunity to reach their full potential.

A young girl writes on a slate in her classroom in Uganda. An important part of the daily routine at Plan-supported early learning centres in Uganda are activities that promote early literacy.

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