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Karamoja Primary Education Programme (KPEP)

The Karamoja sub-region has lowest Human Development Indices scores in the country. Education is one of the sectors affected, with poor school access and retention rates.

Under the Karamoja Primary Education programme (KPEP), Irish Aid is supporting the construction and rehabilitation of 21 Primary Schools throughout the region. KPEP aims to increase access and retention of pupils in primary schools, through infrastructure improvement of 3 schools in each of the 7 districts, benefitting a total of 17,000 pupils in the Karamoja sub-region. The infrastructure to be developed includes teacher’s housing, dormitories, classrooms and sanitation facilities. The support does not stop at infrastructure development but also includes the provision of furniture and instructional materials. Environmental conservation measures such as rainwater harvesting and tree planting, are other activities supported by the programme.

In the implementation of this programme Irish Aid partners with Deloitte-Uganda, Proplan Partners and Turner & Townsend.