At the start of our partnership with TJX Europe in 2008, only 53% of children in the Rwenzori region were enrolled in school.
Within the first two years we made substantial progress, with 1,900 children starting school for the first time. This meant that 78% of children in those communities were able to access primary education.
Fundraising and sales of merchandise provided new classrooms, textbooks, toilets, teachers and desks at schools in 17 remote communities across the Rwenzori region.
With continued investment in improving the quality of education in western Uganda, the partnership has an ambitious aim of increasing enrolment to 90%.
Last updated September 2017.