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Uganda, 20 April 2016: We start in class: the journey to peace

Karamoja in Uganda’s north, is an impoverished region known for violent conflicts and gender imbalance. This film meets teachers who fought their own parents to attend school, and are now learning how to create societal change starting in the classroom.

We interviewed the teachers to see what they have learned, what changes they are implementing in their classrooms and why these changes are important.

Thanks to the training, teachers are taking more notice of the girls in class and encouraging them. They are teaching all children that girls can do as much as boys. This all serves to create a positive experience for the girls and, hopefully, will lead to less drop out of girls after Grade 5. The drop out rate tends to be around 40 per cent in that area for girls after primary school, according to the latest national survey.

 

 
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