GROWTH EDUCATIONAL TRUST
OUR PARTNERSHIP WITH ‘GROWTH EDUCATIONAL TRUST’
IN 2015 THE VISION OF GROWTH EDUCATIONAL TRUST WAS BORN.
Hamish Coltman, after volunteering in Uganda for 5 months realised there was a need for qualifed teachers along with a scholarship programme to help bridge the gap between Primary and Secondary education. His vision was to partner with lower socio-economic rural schools to help lift the academic level and see more children continue onto Secondary school and further. Hamish’s vision took effect in 2017 when he launched the ‘Growth Educational Trust’ the main vehicle to fundraise in order to help bring positive change to rural Ugandan families.
“If these children only get the chance to proceed in life with the tools they have now,
they will never be more than they are, and hence the cycle continues”.
Growth Educational Trust is dedicated to bringing positive change by encouraging rural Ugandan children through education. To inspire, lay the foundation for future success, and provide the opportunity for a brighter future.
UNESCO has estimated that 68% of children in Uganda who enrol in primary school are likely to drop out before fnishing the prescribed seven years. This has resulted in early school leavers saying they suffered from diminished self-worth, limited life opportunities, and social exclusion.
The 2017 Global Competitiveness Report index shows Uganda is positioned 121st out of 137 countries in the Quality of Education provided at primary level. Secondary level doesn’t fare any better with a very low enrolment rate and a position of 133 out of 137 countries.
With over 48% of the Ugandan Population being under the age of 14 unless we can get more of these children educated the rural families will simply continue to have a subsistence life with the children having no opportunity to progress past a LIFE OF POVERTY.