Illiteracy in Africa continues to be one of the most significant and widespread problems on the continent. Millions of people in fact have no reading writing skills. This severely limits their chances of finding satisfactory employment. It also implies not being able to participate regularly in social life. People who lack education cannot live a full life. The degree of education and schooling is an important index for assessing the living conditions of a people; in fact, an illiterate person will have less chance of improving his or her standard of living. Although schooling in Africa has increased in recent years from 20 percent of secularized children to 40 percent, the level still remains low. In the poorest countries, many are the children who do not attend or drop out of school because they are forced to work to help their families. It should also be pointed out that the percentages increase if we talk about women: 70 percent of illiterate people in the global South are precisely women. Education raises productivity and innovation, important elements for economic prosperity.


One in 3 adults in sub-Saharan Africa cannot read. 48 million young people ( between the ages of 16 and 24), are completely illiterate, and nearly 1 in 4 school-age children do not attend any kind of school and consequently receive no education.Literacy rates in the various states reach incredibly low levels of particular concern.The 13 countries with the lowest literacy rates are all in Africa, among them, the worst are Niger (37%), Mali (39%), Burkina Faso (39%) and Ethiopia (45%). Illiteracy in Africa thus remains a widespread and often majority problem in the population. It also shows how the education system on the continent does not involve all boys and girls at all, as it should. Going to school and receiving a basic education thus remains a privilege for the few. In sub-Saharan Africa, 22 percent of primary school-age children do not access primary education, which translates into more than 30 million children not going to school. The highest dropout rates are in Eritrea and Liberia, where 66% and 59% of children are not attending elementary school, respectively. 

We are in Uganda work indeed directly with rural poor, marginalized and disadvantaged vulnerable children. We take care also with disabled persons, aged women and young children in communities. Save Community Care Foundation has cut its niche in addressing the physical, social, and psychological needs of orphans and vulnerable children in Kaliro District. Our mission is to foster, establish and enrich an unveiled treasure that will create a brighter future for vulnerable and disadvantaged young children and youth in our rural poor communities. The save Community Care Foundation project is set up to solicit funds to address and encourage every vulnerable and disadvantaged child and youth to remain in school. It is indisputable that all children, irrespective of background, should have the right to an education. As an organization, we are committed and been working tirelessly to serve our poor rural communities through careers in teaching or nursing. Still, we lack the necessary financial resources to pursue our dreams. How to help in an active way?




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