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A Young World - Uganda

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The struggle to get a good education, in an overpopulated school system. With a median age of under 16 years old, Uganda is one of the most youthful countries in the world, but the sheer number of young people means that many struggle to get a good education. A disturbing number are entirely unschooled, or have dropped out of class due to poverty or for other reasons. Others are impressive, with their determination to succeed, even in difficult circumstances. The BBC’s Alan Kasujja travels back to the country of his birth to meet young people at various stages of learning. Image: A boy at a desk in a Ugandan school, Credit: AFP/Getty Images

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