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Tumaini Awards to Colour Lives of African Kids

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The goal of the programme is to recognise and honour individuals, Civil Society Organisations, Corporate and members of the media who have made significant contributions towards improving the well-being of children in Uganda.


The Government and its Civil society partners involved in this initiative aim to inspire others to embrace their civic duty and do their part to make Uganda a better place for children to live and grow.


The Theme for 2014, which is determined each year by the African Union for the Day of the African Child (DAC) is; “A Child Friendly, Quality, Free and Compulsory Education for All Children”.


There are a number of challenges to overcome including high drop-out rates(especially among girls),low performance indicators for teachers’ knowledge in the subjects they teach, high rates of absenteeism among teachers, outdated disciplined measures such as corporal punishments, a low student-to-computer ratio, poorly equipped schools, unsanitary conditions.


There is an appeal to all Ugandans to use the period leading up to June 16, which is the day of the African Child to recommit them to working to improve children’s rights as they relate to education.

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