Problem: What problem is this project trying to address?
Inherited from British colonialism, Uganda's education system focuses on exams, failing to engage students in the traditional classroom, while alternative vocational programs have yet to exist. As universal primary education strains outdated infrastructure, students lack the practical skills to enter the skilled labor market. Without the initiative, creativity, discipline, independent thinking, and self-management skills, Uganda's students are simply discarded, their potential thrown away.
Solution: What is the proposed solution? Please be specific!
To encourage initiative, creativity, and other integral life skills, the Private Education Development Network creates action-oriented, student-centered youth clubs cultivating entrepreneurship. In both secondary school Young Entrepreneurs' Clubs and primary school Alfatoon Clubs, students discover and develop their talents, youth are groomed to seize opportunities, be confident, and find their own paths as they mature into competitive and productive individuals in society. Mentored by volunteers from the business and citizen sectors, students create and run small business projects that simultaneously promote a money management culture and children's rights and responsibilities. In doing so, PEDN also educates the entire community about children's potential in the modern economy.