With over 350 entries from all over Africa, URDT have done exceptionally well to be named as one of the top winners in the competition. Its unique and entrepreneurial approach to education meant that it caught the judges' attention even despite this being the most competitive competition to date. Below the letter of the Chairman URDT.
We are delighted to let you know that URDT was amongst the 3 winners of the Pan-African Awards 2011 received from Teach A Man To Fish Foundation- UK. They acknowledge our contribution to developing an education model that pays for itself.
We became second after a project in Nigeria.
We like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the moral, financial and human support rendered by individuals and organisations that believe in URDT's 2-generation approach to education.
Without your commitment and the hard work of our staff, we would not have been able to develop our methodology to change the quality of lives of thousands of people in Uganda and therefore receive this prestigious award.
The struggle continues, but today we pause and celebrate our mile stones & this success.
Dr Mwalimu Musheshe
NB: For more details, please check the website or read the article below: http://teachamantofish.org.uk/pan-african-awards-2011-winners
Ugandan NGO Announced as Winner of 'Educating Africa' Award
Uganda Rural Development Training (URDT) have been named as an organisation that has one of the most entrepreneurial approaches to education in Africa in the Educating Africa Pan-African Awards for Entrepreneurship in Education.
With over 350 entries from all over Africa, URDT have done exceptionally well to be named as one of the top winners in the competition. Its unique and entrepreneurial approach to education meant that it caught the judge's attention even despite this being the most competitive competition to date.
This is the fourth time that the Pan African Awards for Entrepreneurship in Education have been run by UK-based international development charity, Teach A Man To Fish.
Uganda Rural Development & Training Programme (URDT), Uganda
URDT believes that educating and empowering girls is the key to development.
They are committed to teaching girls to become a 'change agent' by setting up income generating enterprises and living healthily and sustainably, to model within their communities.
The girls are taught these skills alongside their academic studies through workshops, debates, clubs, competitions, back-home projects and through inquiry based methods of learning.
The success of this program is clearly demonstrated by those students that have taken up leadership positions within their communities and the high levels of food security and collaboration in their homes.