"When female secondary school enrolment in some sub-Saharan countries is as low as seven per cent, PEAS' target of ensuring that at least half of its students are girls is vital. This is life changing work. That's why we [the UK government] are matching the money raised from voluntary public donations to help bolster PEAS' work to get over 16,000 more kids in school" - Justine Greening, Secretary of State for International Development, 2012

“PEAS has created a model that overcomes a barrier to education found throughout the globe and, by naming it a 2013 WISE Award Winner, we hope to see the model replicated around the world.” - H.E. Sheikh Abdulla bin Ali Al-Thani, Chairman of WISE (World Innovation Summit for Education), 2013

"...of the hundreds of schools and many school networks I have visited in the developing world over the last 10 months, the PEAS school network in Uganda was the best example of secondary that I saw." Erik Gregory, Pearson Foundation, Alliance Programs, 2012

"The [Ugandan] Ministry of Education recognized the important role of PEAS in rapidly expanding access to affordable, quality secondary education in Uganda... We look forward to seeing the ARK-PEAS schools develop into Centres of Excellence and we hope to apply learnings from this network to elements of our education policy (such as inspections, leadership and professional development)." - John M Agaba, for the Permanent Secretary for Secondary Education in Uganda

“MOES has not considered the mountains [Rwenzori area] a priority [and] our students and parents have faced many challenges – most are poor, most are peasants, [there is a great occurrence] of early marriage, a high rate of illiteracy, high levels of early pregnancy, high HIV rate, students walking long distances… I think this school will solve all those problems" - LCIII Chairman of Kabarole District at the launch of Samling PEAS High School in March 2011

“When you look around, this area is transformed by the buildings and we believe in the futures of the brains that will come out of these buildings. I thank our partners in development, you are good keepers of your brothers” - Member of Parliament for Kabarole District at the launch of Samling PEAS High School in March 2011