Strategic Objective: To promote equal and inclusive girl child education in rural communities in North-Eastern Uganda.

The Problem

In Uganda gender remains a persistent barrier to education with 2.1 million girls out of school. The country is home to the largest population of illiterate women in the world, counting over 2,500,000 and ranks 176 out of 187 countries on the United Nations Development Programme’s Education Index.

The Solution

AIDI aims to solve this problem by enrolling up to 6,800 out-of-school girls back in school by 2024. AIDI employs a holistic, community based program model focused on improving the enrollment, retention and learning outcomes of out-of-school girls. AIDI’s program is hinged around its community volunteers called 'Go-back-to-school Champions' who are trained to conduct program activities on the ground with the field staff. AIDI uses a geo-tagged tech-based monitoring system to collect, aggregate, and report on program performance, informing actionable targets and resource allocation.

AIDI works in over 30 schools across 300 villages in Amudat and Nakapiripirit and plans to expand to 500 villages by 2024. In partnership with ZOA, AIDI has enrolled 1,500 out of school girls and improved learning outcomes for 2,000 children through its program. Over 5,000 children have benefited from improved school governance & infrastructure.

Partnership Goals

AIDI currently seeks: • Funding to expand its activities across 1,500 villages in Karamoja, enrolling up to 2,000 girls in school and benefitting 5,000 children overall by 2024 • Strategic marketing and communications support to build a regional brand and reach hundreds of girls nationally • Connections to cross-sector leaders with experience in national and international development, philanthropy, media, advocacy and finance to serve on its board and promote its mission of gender equity and girls’ education