In 2022, the Hilton Foundation partnered with Learning and Adult Basic Education (LABE), a community-based organization in Northern Uganda, to improve education and financial literacy services for East African refugee families. Children ages three to five who are too young or simply unable to attend primary school are taught basic reading and writing skills and play by Young Facilitators during a critical time of early development. Young Facilitators are students with a passion for supporting their community. They are young leaders like Vivian.
In school, I am the head girl. I want to see everyone leading a better life and being in a better place.
Vivian’s enthusiasm for teaching and playing with the children in her community is infectious. Vivian is one shining example of LABE’s vision to advance early childhood development in a region where only 20% of children ages 3-5 have access to early education.
They are learning how to socialize. For example, they learn basic numbers, they learn communication skills, and most of all, they become happy people.
Joyce Nairuba, LABE Communications Manager