Adult education helps eliminate poverty in Uganda


In 2021, 21 per cent of adults in Uganda were unable to read and write, yet adult literacy in the East African country is progressing.

Funding from the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development is enabling DVV International to support the Ugandan government in establishing an effective adult education system, from the community to the national level. As part of this, DVV International trains both technical and system managers for rolling out a comprehensive adult education programme. 

Furthermore, DVV International supports the Ministry of Gender Equality, Labour and Social Development in realizing the National Literacy Strategy. An important task here is the development of guidelines on behalf of the regions for implementing literacy programmes. 

Another focus of DVV International's activities in Uganda is informal vocational training which helps to qualify people for performing activities that create work and income.

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