To provide education to orphaned & vulnerable children, providing them with the basic skills to become self-sufficient and escape child labor, prostitution, and death by poverty and AIDS.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Orphaned girls are especially vulnerable. Girls are often forced into relationships with older men, sometimes as second or third wives. Others become sex workers, having no other source of income with which to care for younger siblings. Practices such as female genital mutilation, polygamy, and early marriage are prevalent in Uganda. UMOP takes in three girls to every two boys believing that to educate and empower a girl will empower the nation.
How will this project solve this problem?
The goal of the project is to build a girls dormitory. Currently, the girls are vulnerable due to the location of the school near an industrial site.
Potential Long Term Impact
Safe & healthy living conditions will help girls to: resist sexual exploitation, stay in school, build healthier families & communities, access to reproductive education, contraception, & AIDS education.
Total Funding Received to Date: $17,239
This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.
Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $17,239 . The original project funding goal was $15,473.