Mackay Memorial College, Uganda – 30th October- 1st November 2014

Empowering Young People with the Skills for Success: From Job Seekers to Job Creators

 “Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.”
― Benjamin Franklin

From the 30th October - 1st November 2014, Education That Pays For Itself 2014 will bring together some of the world’s leading practitioners in financially sustainable education in a unique forum for learning, networking, inspiration and action.

Realizing a Shared Vision

Imagine... a school for children from the poorest of families – but where all graduates leave with the skills and experience needed to generate wealth for themselves and their communities.

Imagine... a school in a developing country which is able to support itself without relying on subsidies – and yet is able to afford the best facilities and the best teachers. 

These schools exist.

The change is happening.

This is your chance to be part of it!

We will welcome more than 200 delegates for 3 days of lively workshops, debates and presentations. Our participants include educators, policymakers, business people, philanthropists, social entrepreneurs and NGOs from around the world, all sharing their ideas and knowledge on transforming young people from job seekers to job creaters through educational and profitable school businesses.

See below for a taste of what took place last year!

Read last year's conference report


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If you’re interested in how education really can change the world, it’s time to come light that fire!


Why Uganda?

Uganda has the youngest population in the world, with 78% of the popultion under 30. Uganda also has the highest rate of youth unemployment in Africa.

Teach A Man To Fish have been working in Uganda since 2008, and through organising events, delivering workshops and supporting in-country staff, we have developed an extensive network and created a hub of school business activity in East Africa.

Mackay Memorial College is a government secondary school for over a thousand students. The school began working with Teach A Man To Fish in 2013 after participating in our global business planning competition for schools, the School Enterprise Challenge. The school has a number of student-led enterprises, including a poultry farm and a dance troupe, which has been hired for weddings and other functions.

Find Out What You've Been Missing!

The Education That Pays For Itself international conferences are now in their 8th year, and they just keep getting better!

Unlike other events which are dominated by endless PowerPoint presentations, we focus on learning in small groups, and sharing expertise within solution-oriented workshops.

We also believe that much of the value in conferences such as ours comes from the working relationships formed, so we make sure there's plenty of time in the evenings for fun and getting to know one another.

To read a summary of previous Education That Pays For Itself events or watch the conference video - click here.