The reasons girls and Women miss out on education are varied and complex, but the need is straight forward. Denying women and girls the chance of an education impacts on their quality of life and can prevent them from fully participating in their communities.
Fewer than 5% of adults with disabilities across Africa are able to read or write. People living with disabilities deserve, need and want the chance to fully participate in and contribute to their household, community and nation. Accessing education is a step towards being recognised for what they can achieve.
When children start relying on the street to survive, continuing school and accessing education becomes almost impossible. However, it is precisely education that can make living on the street a temporary experience instead of a life-long sentence.
Read some of the individual stories of people who have been able to benefit from education because of Omukisa Foundation programmes and how this opportunity is helping them to overcome challenges in their life and community.