13% of Ugandan girls of primary school age and 30% of Ugandan girls of secondary school age do not attend any school, including underperforming schools. Complex social and cultural factors often create an obstacle for girls to receive an education in Uganda. Yet, when girls in developing African nations receive an education and earn income, they put 90 percent of their earnings into their families, compared to only 40 percent for men.1 Girls with secondary schooling are six times less likely to marry as children compared to girls with little or no education.2 And a child of a mother who can read is 50 percent more likely to live past the age of five.3
Of the 45 Sanyuka children receiving a quality private education, 24 are girls, with 14 attending primary schools and 10 girls attending secondary schools. The lives of these girls, each with their own special talents, are being transformed each and every day, including through education.