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Less than a third of children enrolled in Grade 3 have basic Grade 2 level literacy and numeracy skills

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Children from poorer households consistently achieve lower competency levels, on all tests and across all ages

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There are big differences between the three East African countries, with Kenya performing better, and Uganda faring worst

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At least one teacher in ten is absent from school in East Africa on any given school day

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Among pupils enrolled in Grade 7, two in ten do not have Grade 2 level literacy and numeracy competencies

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Within countries there are big disparities; the best and worst performing districts in East Africa are both in Kenya

Uwezo means ‘capability’ in Kiswahili. Uwezo is a four 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.