Improved quality of basic education in Uganda using a well developed community based approach to build the capacity of parents and the community to effectively participate in school and management governance.
Main Objective of the Project
To enable parents and the community understand, appreciate and act upon the issues which prevent children (girls and boys) from achieving the desired learning outcomes. A particular focus is the education of girls in order to achieve other Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) relating to maternal and infant health and poverty alleviation through economic development. (MDGs 1, 4 and 5)
The specific objectives of SCOPPE include:
Rationale of SCOPPE
The introduction of Universal Primary Education (UPE) in Uganda in 1997 brought on board parents who had no past experience with school involvement and handling of school going children. This category of parents have limited understanding of the expectations of the school vis a vis the role of a parent of a school going child. Girls in this context are even more vulnerable because of the social cultural constructions of their roles in society.
The UPE policy seems to assume that parents of children in school understand their role as parents of school going children. It is evident that this is a wrong assumption. Many of the challenges being experienced by the primary education system point to parents not understanding their role in their children’s education, what takes place in school, the demand schools make on children, the nature of support needed by children to stay in school and the importance of interacting with teachers as a means of following up on their children’s performance.
This is why SCOPPE as a community based approach to building the capacity of parents and the community to effectively participate in school management and governance has been developed.
Project major activities
PO Box 7062, Kampala, Uganda
Tel:+256 414 534 803/0712 871 684