Educate! graduates earn DOUBLE the income of their peers.


Educate!'s Randomized Controlled Trial Results

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Livelihoods

105%

income increase for graduates

Immediately after graduating from high school, Educate! Scholars earned an average of $338 per year, compared to an average of $165 per year for the control group. That’s an increase of $173, or 105%, for Educate! graduates overall. 

120% 

income increase in female graduates

Female graduates earned an average of $200 more per year than their peers in the control group.


Entrepreneurship 

64% 

increase in business ownership among Educate! graduates.

And an even greater impact on girls!

152% 

increase in business ownership among Educate! female graduates

 
Read about Joan who trains out of school youth to collect trash in her community, pays them for their work, recycles the paper, and turns it into toilet paper which she sells to local businesses.

Read about Joan who trains out of school youth to collect trash in her community, pays them for their work, recycles the paper, and turns it into toilet paper which she sells to local businesses.


Read about Silaj who used his Educate! skills to start a school in his community.

Read about Silaj who used his Educate! skills to start a school in his community.

 

Leadership

123%

  more likely to launch a community project than the control. 

And an even greater impact on girls!

 

Educate! Girls are 

208% 

more likely to launch a community project than the control

 

 

Educate! is conducting a randomized controlled trial (RCT), the gold standard in impact evaluation, to help understand its impact and create a benchmark against which future impact can be measured. 

(Wondering how we calculate our impact? See the condensed and full RCT reports. Full dataset available on request.)


 
 

With our randomized controlled trial results showing an average income increase of $173 for Educate! graduates and our cost of $125 per Educate! Scholar to deliver our program, that is a 5.5x return on investment in just 4 years!


Educate!'s Internal Impact Evaluation

An internal impact evaluation studying Educate!'s first two graduating classes found the following: 

 
Read about Educate! graduate Paul who attends university, works during the day and runs a farmer's cooperative!

Read about Educate! graduate Paul who attends university, works during the day and runs a farmer's cooperative!

 

94%

of graduates now run a business, hold a job or attend university.

 

 

 

Graduates with a business who employ at least one additional person:

44% 

of graduates 2 years out

60% 

of graduates 4 years out

Read about Educate! graduate Lillian who employs over 100 AIDS-affected women in a crafts enterprise.

Read about Educate! graduate Lillian who employs over 100 AIDS-affected women in a crafts enterprise.

 

In 2016 we impacted:

 For current 2017 data, check out our Impact Dashboard!

398

schools in Uganda

over 6,000

Scholars

almost 140,000

Total students reached by Educate!'s activities*

 
 * See the Educate! Model for details about how we calculate this number.

 * See the Educate! Model for details about how we calculate this number.

 
 

                 2016 Student Business Clubs

                                For current 2017 data, check out our Impact Dashboard!

 

 

393

Student Business Clubs

55,020

Student Business Club Members

97%

had profitable projects