Including refugee learners so that every child learns (Uganda)
Uganda hosts the largest number of refugees in Africa, an estimated 1.45 million people of whom 850,900 are children (419,561 girls). UNICEF supports refugee learners by running childhood education and Accelerated Education Programmes and by integrating Teaching at the Right Level into the formal education system. Other key areas of work include building the life skills of adolescents and providing continuous teacher professional development. When COVID-19 closed schools in 2020, UNICEF worked with the Ministry of Education and Sports to provide printed materials to the UNHCR to ensure refugee children were included in distance learning.