Pathways to Progress: Education Infrastructure and Play
Situated in African Great Lakes region, the Republic of Uganda in East Africa is bordered on the east by Kenya, to the north by South Sudan, to the west by the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the southwest by Rwanda and to the south by Tanzania. It is the second most populous landlocked country after Ethiopia, although the southern part of the country includes Lake Victoria.
Ruled as a British colony since the 1800s, Uganda gained independence in 1962 but retains its status as a member of the Commonwealth. The official language is English. Uganda's economy generates income from annual exports that include coffee, tea and fish. However, Uganda is one of the poorest nations in the world. In a population of more than 36 million people, 37.7% live below the international poverty line—on less than $1.25 a day. Poverty remains deep-rooted in the country's rural areas, which are home to more than 85 per cent of Ugandans. Christians make up approximately 84 per cent of the population with Muslims making up about 12 per cent.
International Needs is currently committed to several development projects in Uganda including a dormitory for a residential girls’ school, playing fields for primary school children and youth and a clean water infrastructure project serving three rural villages.
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