GPE Blog: "How Uganda breaks the habit of ad-hoc responses to crisis in education" by Anna Seeger and Joseph Kajumba

27 July 2016.

 Finding ways to not let conflict and disaster hamper Uganda’s progress towards education for all.

Lightning is a worldwide phenomenon, but it can become severely disturbing, and even deadly, when schools and pupils are not properly equipped to handle it.

In Uganda, which has one of the world’s highest rates of lightning strike fatalities, an education official from the western Kisoro District recently said, “Children get killed by lightning, the school calls you and asks for help, but you don’t have a response plan.”...

This blog was first published by the Global Partnership for Education in July 2016 Read more on GPE’s blog