Who We Are

Uwezo means ‘capability’ in Kiswahili. Uwezo is a five year initiative that aims to improve competencies in literacy and numeracy among children aged 6-16 years old in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda, by using an innovative approach to social change that is citizen driven and accountable to the public.

Our Goal

Measure actual levels of children’s literacy and numeracy across Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda.

Our Staff

Our diverse staff contribute unique and different talent, insight, and perspective.

Our Architecture

We have a simple and clear operational governance to facilitate innovation and growth.

Our Donors

NEW! We want your stories! Are you, or someone you know, doing something really innovative, exciting or interesting in education? We want to...


Uwezo Kenya and Uwezo Uganda have now completed their 2014 assessments. Uwezo Kenya completed assessments in 156/158 districts, whilst Uwezo...


Uwezo Master Trainers train over 400 District Coordinators and Regional Trainers each year across East Africa. In turn, the District Coordin...