Kole District has over 178 schools, 52 nursery schools, 107 primary schools and 19 secondary schools. Many girls in Kole District, however, drop out of school because of COVID-19 and traditional gender sensibilities that mean educating the girl child is not a priority. Sharon is a graduate teacher, yet she has failed to get employment in these Kole District schools. Learn more about her in this short video
- Does Kole District need girls like Sharon – graduated and unemployed – hanging around the villages?
- Where should girls like Sharon be and doing what?
- How should Sharon talk to girls like her, already at universities and institutions pursuing graduate studies in education?
- Is this a dead end? What need is there to graduate at all if this is how we end up?
- Sharon is currently a shopkeeper. Is this a wasted opportunity, seeing as she is a graduate not practicing what she studied?
- How should education in Kole be structured to prepare communities to exploit people like this, like Sharon?
- How are graduates like her not being wasted opportunities in the villages?
- What would prevent Sharon from being a champion for women who have not had opportunities like hers?
- What opportunities exist for unemployed graduates like her to become champions for other women on the village?
- Do graduates like her deserve any special note in our villages?”
Asks Mr. Philip Luswata, CPAR Uganda Media Consultant.
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