In response to the lagging resources of the Ugandan Education System and the need for quality teacher training, CRANE members are working together to demonstrate a different style of education that is both innovative and effective.
Twenty members are running Creative Learning Centres (CLCs) around the city. These centres work with 20-25 girls each term on a ration of 1 teacher to 10 girls.
Education is improving the lives of others and for leaving your community and world better than you found it.
MARIAN WRIGHT EDELMAN
Most of the students have dropped out of school or never received any education. In some cases this is because their families are poor, but research shows that more complicated factors contributing to the the problem include; abuse at school, the need for younger sibling care at home, pregnancy and disability.
We have also created a mobile resource library that moves between these communities, sharing resources between the schools. A competitive league for these children has also been formed so that girls and boys have the opportunity ti engage in and excel in non-academic activities.
So far in the first 2 terms, over 500 girls have been through a Creative Learning Centre and have been helped to get back into mainstream education or vocational education.