The Bigger Problem – Bwoga

Bwoga is a small, impoverished village in western Uganda. Bwoga has only one elementary school,  which itself is in dire condition and fewer than five percent of Bwogans hold a high school diploma or higher and as such, they lack exposure to the outside world.

Bwoga’s biggest barrier to progress is the because of subversive mindset, cultural biases, and lack of motivation and aspirations, where parents prefer that their children leave school and stay home to work on the farms.

This is worse, especially for females, who are often perceived as subjects to men and at times a source of wealth by forcing most young girls into early marriages, leading them to live in abject poverty.