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  Girls need an education too
Updated 20 May 2002, 19.46
Caroline
Caroline wants to see girls also getting an education in Uganda.

"In Uganda, there is a very big difference in the number of girls in schools and the number of boys in schools. There are definitely more boys going to school.

For some cultures, parents think girls should just get married and stay at home.

They think it's more important for boys to go to school.

But I think we need to promote education for girls in Uganda.

On the farm

Map showing Uganda
In the countryside, education is not really a priority for people.

Parents don't really see that education is important for their children.

Instead the children help out with the farming work.

I think another important issue is that children who go to school don't have access to computers so they are missing out on learning about technology.

Poverty is a problem but I think more money needs to be put into the education system to give children more opportunities when they are older."

Caroline, 15, Uganda

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