Welcome to LABE
Literacy and Adult Basic Education (LABE), founded in 1989, is an indigenous NGO in Uganda with registration number S.5914/1192. LABE is governed by a Board of Directors (BoD) that represent government, higher institutions of learning, international and district-level partner organizations. Those who engage with LABE subscribe to the beliefs and basic principles that: –
Where we operate
- Literacy, as a continuously evolving concept, is a basic human right – the foundation to learning and a more just society;
- Lack of reading and writing, particularly among women and girls, is unacceptable in the 21st century;
- Families, communities and local organizations have capacities, assets and resources which can be used to radically improve their education for wider development.
What we do
LABE is committed to operate as a catalyst and partner in the promotion of literacy and basic education at local, national and international levels. In fulfillment of this commitment, we: –
- Develop capacity of literacy and basic education providers to acquire skills, share and apply knowledge needed to strengthen literacy practices in communities and schools.
- Support implementation of key policies in basic education such as: the 2006 Local Language policy for lower primary, the 2007 ECD policy and the 2009 Gender in Education Sector policy.
- Advocate for and create awareness about existing education policies and community right to participate in education.
Vision We envision a literate, well-informed and prosperous society able to participate fully in its own development.
Mission To promote literacy practices, increase access and utilization of information, particularly amongst women and children in local communities, to effectively demand and protect their individual and wider rights.
- We value community participation and agency in education.
- We are committed to education that empowers girls and women.
- We stand for partnerships to deliver our services.
- We are accountable, honest and transparent to all our partners.
- We value our dedicated team of staff and village-level volunteers.
- We strive for professionalism so that people we work with are treated with respect and empathy.
Our strategic priorities
Within the context of our mission and theory of Change, LABE will undertake two programme – focused priority areas and two institutional growth priorities. The priories focus on “improving’ programmes we implement, “scaling” improved initiatives and ‘sustaining’ created impact.