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School Health and Reading Program

The USAID/Uganda School Health and Reading Program aims to improve reading and health education outcomes in Uganda. This program supports the Ministry of Education and Sports (MoES) to achieve improved reading abilities for at least 3.5 million young children by directly supporting reading in 1,300 schools and communities and to improve knowledge and health-seeking behaviors among adolescents about HIV/AIDS by supporting health education in 800 schools. Overall, the project aims to provide reading interventions nationwide in 18,000 schools. 

Implementation Timeframe
January 1, 2012 - December 31, 2017
Primary Implementing Organization: 
RTI International
Sub Implementer: 
World Education, Inc.
SIL Lead
Books for Africa
International Book Bank
VSO
Centre for Social Research (CSR)
Perkins International
African Development Corps
Country: 
Funding Organization: 
USAID
Strategies: 
Reading Curriculum Development
Teaching and Learning Materials Development/Provision
Policy Dialogue
Community Mobilization
Teacher Training Pre-Service
Teacher Coaching
Mother Tongue Education
Multilingual Education
School Management
Reading Assessment
Parent Teacher Association/Community Training
Reading Advocacy
Libraries
Total Number Pre-Service Teachers Targeted for Capacity Building: 
12,000
Total Number of Students Targeted: 
1,000,000