No one understands Africa and its challenges better than the people who live there.  That's why we hire local teachers and facilitators.  We provide the tools, the infrastructure and the support to make them effective.

In much of Africa, intelligent, capable people are held back because they didn't learn basic literacy skills as children.


In Uganda, where we are currently working, millions of adults lack basic reading and math skills.  The problem is particularly acute for women in rural areas.  Our programs teach basic reading and math, along with life skills such as health, entrepreneurship and home sanitation.  


Click through the links at the top of this page to learn more about how we're building a better future - and how you can be a part of it.

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Development Companions International

Empowering local people to serve their communities