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Right to Education Report

Lay a Strong Foundation for All Children: Fees as a Discriminatory Barrier to Pre-Primary Education in Uganda

This report is the result of a two-year collaboration between Human Rights Watch and ISER, and  is based on interviews with 102 education officials, teachers, parents, and children in Kampala, Nakapiripirit and Omoro districts in northern Uganda, and Namayingo district in eastern Uganda.

The report highlights the profound benefits of early childhood learning for children’s cognitive and social development, their health, future educational attainment, and employment and other opportunities later in life. Pre-primary education also mitigates inequalities among children from families of different incomes and contributes to countries’ economic development.

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