Gender analysis of educational support programs for OVC in Uganda and Tanzania: are they helping girls in secondary school?

Document Type



Institute for Educational Development, East Africa


Gender plays an important role in education as most traditional societies give preference to boys over girls when it comes to educational opportunity. Increasing access to education for girls is important to the health and well-being of the individual, their future children, families, and communities. The objective of this article is to understand the gender differences in educational outcomes for orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) attending secondary schools in Uganda and Tanzania.


This work was published before the author joined Aga Khan University.

Publication (Name of Journal)

Vulnerable Children and Youth Studies: An International Interdisciplinary Journal for Research, Policy and Care