Although education remains the main way to escape poverty by the young generation, the kind of education attained also matters. Uganda has had a long period of theoretical education which has breed job seekers than job makers. It is therefore high time for Uganda and Buganda to re-orient the education systems towards applied knowledge and skills that can facilitate employability after school.
KF’s Commitment to Education
KF Education program supports orphans and other vulnerable children and youths who are unable to raise fees/tuition to access education at different levels given their humble financial background. This program has therefore contributed to education efforts of children and youths of various ages at Primary school, Secondary School, Tertiary, and University Education levels. KF works through partnership with local community organizations that support mobilization, mentorship and provision of services to the beneficiaries, and the different Buganda education institutions like Lubiri High School, Muteesa I Royal University, and Buganda Royal Institute.
Since 2006, KF has invested both in physical and learning facilities for over 500 Children at primary level, provided education scholarships support to 150 students in secondary schools, and 25 students at tertiary and university level. In addition, KF has rescued a number of children from the streets and supported them at Kasenge Vocational Training Center where they graduate with different skills that have enabled them sustain themselves after school