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Kampala, capital of Uganda

Uganda

Our projects in Uganda:

  • St. Charles Lwanga Technical Institute Butende
  • St. Bruno Secob´ndary School Ssaza
  • St. Anthony Secondary School Kyazanga
  • St. Joseph Secondary School Butenga

 

 

 

Over the past few years Uganda has developed to a stabilizing force in East Africa. Despite big challenges like widespread corruption and high population growth the economic development of the country has been solid. The politics of the Ugandan government is oriented towards further development and there have been significant achievements concerning poverty reduction over the last two decades. However, Uganda still belongs to the least developed countries in the world (cf. UN/LDC list). 

The population size is between 34.6 and 39.9 million with a growth of population of approximately 3.4 percent and due to a high birth rate the population average is young. Besides Niger, Uganda has the youngest population worldwide with nearly half of the inhabitants being younger than 15 years old which means an enormous challenge for the country. A lot of the development successes are neutralized again by the fast-growing population. Every year, hundreds of thousands of young Ugandans enter the job market and the unemployment rate is high. 

The official languages are English and Suaheli, the ladder being spoken virtually by anybody. From primary school onwards instruction is in English. Luganda, Luo, Iteso, Lusuga and Rwanyankole belong to the most important local languages. More than 80 percent of the population are Christians while the share of the Muslims amounts to nearly 14 percent. 

Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has been the head of state since 1986. He had his last inauguration on 12 May 2016. The governmental form is a presidential government and the governing party is the National Resistance Movement (NRM). 

Uganda belongs to the ten countries that receive more than half of all refugees worldwide. It is a country that welcomes new arrivals. By giving them land, a work permission and the opportunity to set up their own business the country also gets economic benefit from them. Uganda is home to about 900,000 refugees representing one of the largest refugee population in Africa.

February 2017

Kampala
Matooke - main food in Uganda
Students on their way back home
Market for fruits and vegetables
Boda-boda drivers waiting for customers
Ssese Islands / Victoria Lake
Students becoming hairdressers
Market in Kampala
A traditional home in a rural area
Masaka - a city with around 71.000 inhabitants
Big classes are usual in many schools