Frequently Asked Questions
Irene Mutumba founded PEDN as a way of challenging the traditional educational system in Uganda by creating a new learning environment where young people are encouraged to think and act like entrepreneurs. Through PEDN, youth-led and community supported clubs, Ugandan youth get the opportunities to be creative, demonstrate initiative, and approach learning in new ways.
PEDN has created clubs in schools and out-of-school on Financial Literacy and Entrepreneurship. In the clubs, young people learn about personal understanding and awareness, rights and responsibilities, budgeting and planning, saving and spending, planning of a business idea/project, and starting up and marketing of their business idea to prospective sponsors. PEDN also integrates social and emotional aspects of learning, child protection and safeguarding for learners. The young people participate in annual events such as the Aflatoun Day, Global Money Week among others. The PEDN Clubs in primary and secondary schools promote a savings and money management culture.
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“If Uganda is to thrive, it must reform its Education system and begin training the entrepreneurs of the future."
Ms. Irene Josephine Mutumba
Country Director of PEDN