For the youth of Uganda, survival alone can seem an insurmountable task. Compromised by anti-government conflict, bureaucratic policy and the unavailability of education, Uganda’s youth stand at the brink of self-sustenance with a world of obstacles in their path. As the country labors for economic and political progress, its citizens wait in limbo. The average life expectancy for a Ugandan hovers near 50 years old, leaving over half of the population under age 15. The government provides few programs geared toward social welfare, and many orphans as young as five and six years old find refuge in gangs, begging for their living expenses.
Though the odds may not be stacked in their favor, young Ugandans have potential to begin a healing process that can alleviate the pains of a broken people. Through education initiatives and proper resource management, Uganda can fit its title as “The Pearl of Africa.”
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