In this video Dr. Laury Lawrence Ocen, the Co-Investigator of the “Challenging Categories: Educated Unemployed Youths as Institutional Innovators in Rural Uganda” Research Project opens by quoting three Greek Philosophers – Socrates, Aristotle and Plato – “Education is justice…education is excellence.” Two realities that continue to evade women of rural Uganda and indeed of the world, in spite of the reality of a rapidly growing educated population.
Dr. Laury Lawrence Ocen, during the first Challenging Categories Team Meeting at the CPAR Uganda Lira Learning Centre.
Social construction means that women continue to be subjugated to a hierarchical system of oppression in their pursuits of these two tenets of self-development. So how is this education serving women in the communities at all if they continue to be denied “justice” and “excellence”, which two define the idea of education? Dr. Ocen expounds in the video.