Uganda: education in Luzira Women’s Prison

When you walk through the administration block of Luzira Women’s Prison, the first thing you notice is the neat lawn. Then, you see students studying under three trees. In their yellow uniforms, these are not your average students, though.

Four women sit on benches under the first tree, facing a blackboard on which a map of Uganda is drawn. There is no teacher in sight.

A few feet away, under another tree, a Mathematics lesson is in progress. Judging by the figures the male teacher is writing on the blackboard, they are studying trigonometry bearings.

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