About Enjuba Spelling Bee
enjuba’s mission is to empower children to reach their full potential by helping them improve their literacy, develop key life skills and unlock their imagination through teacher trainings, Spelling Bees, reading initiatives and a writing competition.
enjuba Spelling Bee is a catalytic education organization that is aimed at developing responsible citizens, authentic leaders and credible change agents through a number of literacy initiatives, such as reading, writing and spelling. We believe that words change the world, and that we can harness their power to transform our country and and the world. Through these literacy initiatives, we are building on this transformative power of words in schools to enable children to improve their literacy, unlock their imagination and develop key life skills such as confidence, teamwork, critical thinking and presentation.
5 out of every 10 Ugandans are children below the age of 15, and the future belongs to them. Unfortunately, 71% of them are not finishing primary school in time. This is caused by, among other reasons, inability to read and write which leads to low competence, low self esteem hence a lack of interest in learning. A recent Uwezo report indicates that 60% of children in primary schools are unable to read.