Kampala: The State Minister for Primary Education Rosemary Seninde has launched Build Resilient Learners project that is aimed at improving and strengthening the education system in Uganda refugee settlements and South Sudan communities.
Through Building Resilience in Crises through Education (BRICE), the project has been established by Oxfam Uganda and European Union.
Speaking at the launch, Mrs. Seninde said, Build Resilient Learners’ projects targets a group of 32,600 learners, 825 teachers, Parent Teacher Association, School Management Committees and South Sudanese communities, South Sudanese refugees and host communities.
“As a Minister, I will use all my powers to make sure that the project succeeds, I appreciate the roles of this project which is giving access to education to disadvantaged groups,” she said at Mestil Hotel in Nsambya.
She applauded Oxfam Uganda and European Union (EU) for always supporting Ugandan education system adding that as teacher anything done for Ugandan students to excel makes her glad.
“We are grateful that this project cuts crosses boarders to South Sudan, by 2021 as ministry, we have a vision of eliminating illiteracy, there is always chaos in uninformed communities, the world is now one village, Uganda cannot develop without bringing everyone on board”
In the implementation of this project, Head of Cooperation EU Cedric Merel said they will apply the humanitarian cause and make sure that they look at gender balance to give equal opportunity to girls and boys.
He said that about US $1 billion is lost every year for failing to educate girls focusing on only boys. “Education can help students of both sexes to get over trauma,”