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Provide education and training to children and families in Uganda

With over 1.4 million refugees, Uganda is the third largest country to receive refugees in the world, and the largest in Africa. 57% of the refugee children in Uganda (approx. 353,000), and 34% of local children in the area where the refugee camps are located (approx. 171,000) have no access to education.

It is estimated that 19% of the refugee children who go to primary school are older than the grade level would indicate, due to the fact that they have missed out on education and language barriers. 60% of primary school children in Kyangwali do not have access to school or have never been enrolled.

40% of girls in Uganda get married before the age of 18. About 10% of these girls get married before they turn 15. Furthermore  approx. 35% of the girls who drop out of school when they get married, approx. 23% due to pregnancy. By getting more girls through primary school, there will be a drastic reduction in the chance of early marriage and pregnancy. Education is also protective; it reduces girls' risk of exploitation, sexual and gender-based violence, teenage pregnancy and premature marriage. According to UNESCO, children's weddings will be reduced by 14% if all girls are allowed to complete primary school. If everyone is allowed to complete upper secondary education, this will lead to a reduction of 64%.

Uganda's population consists of over 70% under the age of 35, which means social and economic opportunities, but with an unemployment rate in the same group of approx. 80% of many young people miss out on a good life and the opportunity to use their potential.


At P4TNorge, we welcome both financial and material support to students in primary and secondary school. Either in the form of tuition fees, support for school materials, accommodation, support and mentors. The children who receive help are the ones who need it most. The children who receive support are carefully selected by those who know them best - P4TUganda's activity leaders and the community. Education shapes a new generation of future leaders who can make changes in society and find solutions to the refugee situation.

Støtt et barns skolegang


When parents live in poverty, their children suffer. Without an income, they are not able to give their children what they need, such as schooling due to school fees, medicines, food, clothes, etc.

Due to a high level of illiteracy, extreme poverty, unemployment, and vulnerable people, P4T works to provide education and training to enable people in society to create their own jobs and better income opportunities.

Limited financial opportunities and dependence on the World Food Program where each person receives $ 8 (approximately 65 kroner) per month for food makes it difficult to have funds for other things a family needs.

Over 80% of the refugees are out of work. The vast majority of those who had a job have now lost it due to the Covid-19 pandemic. 70% of the world's refugees live in countries where there are often strict restrictions on the right to work, and 66% of refugees live in countries with restricted movement, according to the UNHCR. See more here: refugees

P4T has programs where especially women, the disabled and young people receive training in profitable vocational subjects such as tailoring, carpentry, baking, hairdressing, agriculture, knitting and sewing, etc. Participants are supported with a starter kit after the program has been reviewed to enable them to create their own jobs, as well as increase the individual's and family income. They also receive training in financial expertise, analyzing the market, knowledge of sales and marketing and other knowledge they need to start and expand their own small businesses.


Støtt en familie


We believe that no child should have to have schooling outdoors, or in a dangerous environment. Building a school is important to avoid overcrowded classrooms, to provide a better outcome of learning and to reduce the number of children dropping out of school. The teacher / student rate is 1: 300, measured against the authorities' standard of 1:53. This makes it difficult to provide a good education, and not least difficult to follow up the individual student.

Without classrooms, students have to study under trees, even in bad weather. We build safe and good classrooms so that students can focus on learning and their future. There is clear evidence that good facilities make learning more efficient, the honor situation better for both teachers and students and reduce the number of students dropping out of school.

Education strengthens the individual by giving refugees knowledge and the ability to live productive, satisfying and independent lives.

Støtt vårt skoleprosjekt


To prevent and respond to violence against children in Uganda

Uganda is home to more than 1.4 million refugees, 60% of whom are children, including many who have experienced sexual abuse, who have come alone or escaped from their families in need of protection.

According to a survey from 2018; Violence against children survey, 94% of girls and 86% of boys have experienced physical violence from a teacher in Uganda. At least 10% of girls are married off before the age of 15, and 25% experienced sexual abuse in the past year. Children with disabilities are even more exposed to mental, physical and sexual abuse due to discrimination, isolation and lack of access to help.

So what can be done about this? How can P4TNorge help make life safer for children?

Our projects aim to ensure that children have a safe and secure place where they can learn. This includes training child protection groups, teachers and others to identify, investigate and respond to protection issues and strengthen reporting routines.

In addition, social workers will be trained in psychosocial support for those children who are struggling to learn due to the traumas they have gone through.

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