In June 2004, PEDN was founded by Irene Mutumba, an Ashoka fellow and social entrepreneur whose passion was to overcome the high rate of rote learning in Uganda’s education system and financial illiteracy among the youth. In fact, it is believed that her personal sentiment and key cause for change is the ‘unemployed youth’ statistic.

PEDN has worked in partnership with multi-corporations, trusts, foundations and financial institutions to realize her vision. As PEDN continues to grow, it embraces additional programs that assist in the mission of teaching children and youth finance, business and entrepreneurial skills through activity-based learning.