EACO Friendly

    Pollinating the world

Developing Africa

Serving communities of Malawi, Tanzania and Uganda

with an emphasis on helping the dispossessed.



EACO Friendly Education

Overview

Developing the World

The school as an institution is a life-nurturing place.

A 2012 study found that three out of 10 pupils in primary three could read and comprehend a primary two-level story. At primary seven, the final class in the primary cycle, two out of 10 pupils could not read a primary two-level story. This has created a huge knowledge gap between children of the “haves”, studying in private schools, and the “have-nots”, in government schools.

EACO Friendly Education

The dream of providing free primary education for underprivileged children seems to be falling apart amid a very high number of dropouts and poor-quality schooling for some of those who complete primary school.
The major setback for UPE is that it is not entirely free, contrary to the general perception that parents are not supposed to pay for anything.
For poorer parents, especially in rural Uganda and Tanzania, the cost of pens, exercise books and clothing is beyond their reach.

In practice they still have to buy scholastic materials including pens, exercise books, clothing and even bricks for classroom construction. They also have to provide or buy lunch for their children. For poorer parents, especially in rural Uganda, who live on about $1 a day, the cost is beyond reach.

Some schools now ask parents to pay between $2 and $5 a pupil for every three-month term so that they can prepare lunch for them. But some parents still cannot afford to pay, and their children end up dropping out.

Education in Uganda faces a myriad of issues: gender challenges, child labour, early marriages, less motivated teachers, and lack of awareness among parents. However, the biggest challenge is poverty.

An estimated 30% of girls leave school when they start their periods, often because of a lack of sanitary pads so they end up dropping out, deterred by inadequate facilities, particularly the lack of privacy when boys and girls share latrines.

Teachers are among the lowest paid public servants in Uganda. The government has pledged to increase teachers’ salaries in the 2015-16 financial year.

 In the future we hope to engage with entrepreneurial certified professionals, local communities or landowners to jointly share in the development of micro businesses in education. 

The model is almost infinitely extendable to any community. Any locally based certified entrepreneurs are welcome to contact us .


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Teaching modern methods

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Health Centres

Care in the community

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Education

Learning for all

Education is often unaffordable and is not compulsory. EACO Friendly  has a business case to solve this issue...

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Energy

Renewable Electricity

The UN has said that all will have access to energy by 2030. EACO Friendly has a solution to this now.

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Logistics

Sustainable Transport

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Tourism

Cash for the community

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Value Added Products

Regular Income

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Water

Well delivery

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