The US Agency for International Development (USAID) has distributed a total of 136 radios to government aided schools in Kagadi District under a program dubbed “USAID integrated Child and Youth Development activity”
The radios were handed over to headteachers of various government aided schools at Kagadi Model primary school Kagadi Town council in Kagadi District.
USAID/Uganda’s Integrated Child and Youth Development (ICYD) activity is partnering with the Government of Uganda (GoU) to strengthen government systems and improve the government’s ability to deliver basic education and services to children and youth, including orphans and vulnerable children (OVC), in target districts across Uganda.
Flavia Atugonza community Engagement officer USAID said the program aims at boosting early grade reading among pupils in schools.
Benjamin Tumusiime the Deputy Resident District Commissioner Kagadi strongly appealed to Head Teachers of Universal Primary schools to stop the practice of charging fee from learners, saying the act has led to early pregnancies as a result of school drop outs.
The District Education officer in a message delivered by the District Inspector of Schools Omukwenda Alinda Julius, hailed the Ministry of education and sports and USAID for various interventions towards promoting education in the District.
Meanwhile the headteacher Kabworo Primary Alice Kabasana is optimistic that the program will enhance child reasoning and listening skills among pupils.