The children we support are required to wear a uniform to school. It is government mandated and without one they can be turned away. Beyond removing a significant barrier to education, uniforms legitimize the child, instill a sense of pride and put them on a more even playing field.
School uniforms are mandatory for daily attendance in all of our project countries.
In uniform, children are safer traveling to and from school as their uniform legitimizes the school and the child.
When children are able to attend school, there is an overall increase in emotional well-being. In their proper school uniform they feel more confident to engage with their teachers and peers.
Uniforms instill a sense of pride and have a tremendous impact on self-worth. Being properly dressed precipitates a sense of belonging.
Ensures Clothes are Worn to School
For many children their uniform is the first new piece of clothing they have ever owned. It creates a sense of community for those who come from challenging circumstances.