The IRC established programming in Uganda in 1998 to address the needs of South Sudanese refugees in Northern Uganda. Concurrently, programming was scaled up in response to the estimated 1.8 million Ugandans, who had been forced to flee their homes because of the conflict in Northern Uganda. Today, IRC maintains a presence in six geographic locations; Kampala, Karamoja, West Nile, Acholi and more recently Isingrio and Kyegegwea districts in the southwest of the country, serving conflict-affected and underserved Ugandan communities and offering lifesaving and recovery services to refugees.
Background and objectives of FLAG
• Support improved foundational skills (literacy and numeracy), for both:
In-school children who are at risk of dropping out and to keep them in school; and
Out-of-school children, with the aim of them returning to school.
• Deliver directly training, equipping and paying facilitators to deliver lessons, using a TaRL (Teaching at the Right Level) and structured lesson plan approach.
• This builds on a Community Led Learning (CLL) approach currently being delivered under SESIL reaching about 100,000 children currently enrolled.
• Will also seek to generate evidence to encourage Government of Uganda (GoU) and others to scale up effective approaches to catch-up and remedial learning.