Why Uganda?

world’s youngest population (50% under

age 15)

highest youth unemployment rate (up to 62%) 

highest youth poverty rate (94%).

Where Do We Work

Educate! currently works in 26 districts across 3 regions in Uganda.



2016 Impact Numbers

For 2017 numbers and live impact data check out our Impact Dashboard!

The Educate! Experience Program

Educate!'s flagship program, the Educate! Experience, is designed to give students the skills to solve poverty for themselves and their communities. We deliver our practical, skills-based model of education by partnering with existing secondary schools. The program model is driven by the amazing people involved – the students, mentors, and teachers in these partner schools.

Core Components :

Scholars don’t get scores, they fight for knowledge. As a Scholar you make your own dreams come true.
— Mentor Emma

Skills Taught


The Educate! Experience: Graduate in Action

Caroline has an inextinguishable desire to create exponential impact within her community. Troubled by the high number of pregnant teenage girls who drop out of school every year, Caroline started an initiative called Babies of Hope, which aims to empower and develop the skills of entrepreneurial young mothers, while preventing malnutrition among infants. Babies of Hope is Caroline’s labor of love, but it’s just one part of her busy life. Since her community initiative generates impact but not income, Caroline leverages her Educate! training into real world earnings. She has established a small business where she produces paper bags and sells them to independent buyers and supermarkets who use them for packaging. This endeavor is not only income-generating, but also environmentally friendly. The paper bags, which are made with recycled paper and cassava root glue, are biodegradable and reusable.

Read more about successful Scholars here.