No, not ensuring they have the latest equipment. This isn't that sort of charity...
"The idea is to get parents, teachers and communities talking and to get them to listen to their children," said ChildHope's partnerships and programme manager Allan Kiwanuka.Yup, they are out to ensure the death of corporal punishment and strict discipline and to bring about 'child-centered learning'.
"At first when we spoke to teachers they all said they didn't beat children, but when we spoke to the children they told us that they were regularly being caned. When we asked them, teachers would say they had no choice but to use the cane as the children were too hard to manage."
The programme aims to show teachers that there are more effective ways of controlling classes than the cane. By making children's rights part of the schooling process, improving school inspections, getting police to act in serious incidents of violence and giving children a voice at schools, the charity hopes to demonstrate that there's a better way of doing things.Maybe some of those Ugandan teachers should come over to the UK - we've had this system for years, and as a result, our schools are paradises of polite, well-mannered schoolchildren eager to learn and succeed.