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The Girl +

Giving adolescent child mothers a second chance in life and in their communities an opportunity to make decisions about their futures, pursue an education and live  their dreams.

According to the Ministry of Health in Uganda, 25% of adolescents become pregnant by the age of 19. Close to half are married before their 18th birthday and continue having babies into their mid-40s.

This means more girls stay uneducated because of dropping out of school and are likely to have more children who are unhealthy and less educated. Most of them cannot support themselves because they lack relevant and employable skills.

Where we come in
Advocacy & Community Transformation

Through advocacy, we position ourselves as a voice speaking for the rights of vulnerable girls in the community. We partner with the relevant stakeholders & key opinion leaders to create spaces where conversations about the plight of vulnerable girls can be heard and solutions found in the community, with a keen interest in the dangers of adolescent pregnancy.

Quality Education & Mentorship

 We provide educational scholarships to the girls, which enable them to obtain a quality education and counselling sessions through which they are motivated to stay in school. The girls are in secondary schools and vocational and tertiary institutions. These provide them with knowledge and practical skills that translate into employable skills. We also provide counselling that enables them to plan for their lives.

Economic Empowerment
By integrating access to safe water, improved sanitation and hygiene practices in our intervention, we ensure that the families where our beneficiaries come from experience a healthy and transformed life and experience lasting change. This has positive impact on their socio-economic well-being at household level since there is reduced incidence or severity of waterborne, hygiene and sanitation related illness.
We are amplifying girls’ voices through advocacy
By engaging with district local governments, school management committees, parents and other stakeholders, we are able reach and influence the people who make decisions. By availing school fees, scholastic materials, personal requirements, we endeavour to ensure that our beneficiaries are enrolled in secondary schools, vocational and tertiary institutions that provide knowledge and experiences that translate into employable skills thus enabling them to achieve their dreams and also contribute to the transformation of their families and communities.
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