Ideas for Capacity Building and Educational Empowerment of Female Children in Rural Butaleja, Uganda: Applying the Central Human Capability Approach

Renuka Mahari de Silva


Building upon the concepts of Capability Approach, this paper discusses how these ideas can be effectively utilized within the setting of a small rural village inUganda,Africa, to empower female children to create a valuable life that affects positive social change.  Colonization left a devastating blow to the socioeconomic conditions among many ethnic societies inUganda.  However,Uganda’s political outlays and social constructs further deepened the gap of inequity between female and male children.  This paper explores ways in which female children may be given the capacity to create agency for themselves, as a stepping stone towards building a life they value, inButaleja,Uganda.  


Human Capability, education and health, gender and education, Uganda, empowerment, capacity building, unfreedoms, gender inequity

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