Poverty is the lack or insufficiency of money to meet basic needs, including food, clothing and shelter. However, poverty is much more than the mere lack of money. It is also about deprivation in other important areas of wellbeing such as education, health, water, and housing…” .
According to UNICEF The world has missed the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) of achieving universal primary education (UPE) by 2015. Worldwide, 91 per cent of primary-school-age children were enrolled in school in 2013. There is still a long way to go before achieving UPE in some regions. The challenge is most acute in West and Central Africa, where the net enrolment rate stood at 74 per cent in 2013. Although the number of out-of-school children of primary school age declined globally from 99 million to 59 million between 2000 and 2013, progress has stalled since 2007. Uganda is one of the countries which is lagging behind in several important non-monetary areas, notably improved sanitation, access to electricity, education (completion and progression), and child malnutrition.