Education is a right. It is also the most requested service, and key, to helping communities move towards peace and prosperity. Supporting education is a recognition of people’s enormous potential and the right to a better future. Philanthropic foundations and individuals play an increasingly important role in attempts to enhance the performance of school systems and incorporating marginalized groups attain education.
The Mara Foundation (Uganda) sponsors the renovations for dozens of Ugandan high schools, funds building workshops for teachers across East Africa and offers scholarships to hundreds of destitute students of East African origin in addition to offering free mentorship to start-up entrepreneurs.