Link Community Development

Improving the quality of education in Africa

Link Community Development Uganda

Where we work

About Link Community Development Uganda

Link’s School Performance Review model has been modified and adapted for national implementation as part of Uganda’s Monitoring Learning Achievement programme. This impacts every school in Uganda. Link Community Development Uganda also pioneered Early Grade Reading Assessments in the local languages of Alur and Lugungu supporting government policy on promoting the use of local languages in the early grades.  
“The Link project improved Early Grade reading results (EGRA) results due to regular school based support and guidance by Link staff which transformed targeted primary teachers into strong literacy teachers” (external evaluator, 2015)


Key facts

Opened: 2000
Districts: Buliisa (previously in Hoima, Masindi, Katakwi, Kyenjojo, Kamwenge, Kiryandongo)
Focus: local language and literacy; school improvement; community engagement; social accountability; building capabilities for sustainability

Case Studies


Lugungu and School Support Initiative in Buliisa – Phase 2 (LaSSIB-2)

P2 Learners in Masindi

To improve the quality of education, this project focuses on improving reading in the mother tongue in the early grades and enhancing the management and functionality of schools using Link’s innovative School Performance Review (SPR) process. Learner outcomes will be tested using the Early Grade Reading Assessment (EGRA). This project also aims to raise awareness of the value of reading among wider school communities in Uganda, particularly supporting the Ugandan Ministry of Education and Sport’s (MoES) initiative to teach in the learner’s mother-tongue.

Empowerment For Girls' Education

A young girl in a green dress points at words on a blackboard with a stick

Through improved education quality, financial literacy, life-skills training, empowerment initiatives, and tailored financial services, the project will address the economic and social challenges which are the most commonly cited barriers to girls’ education in Uganda and thereby enable 28,988 girls to complete a full cycle of education.

OSCR Scottish Charity Registrar