Ugandan entrepreneur stresses importance of education for impoverished children

 

Schoolchildren in Lira, Uganda. Photo: UNICEF/Proscovia Nakibuuka

A Ugandan woman has been speaking at the UN about how education has turned her life around, from being condemned by some as a "useless person" to becoming a successful entrepreneur.

Beatrice Ayuru is the founder of Lira Integrated School, whose mission is to educate impoverished children in northern Uganda.

Ms Ayuru, who at age 17 was selling cassava for a living, believes that education is the answer to eradicate poverty.

Andita Listyarini spoke to Ms Ayuru and began by asking why she thinks youth empowerment is crucial.

Duration: 4'43"

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