The Ugandan rural girls have limited chances of academic success. The project will create an enabling environment for 300 rural girls in Sironko district to enroll and complete secondary education.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
The gender disparities in secondary education remain a major challenge in Uganda. The percentage of girls in secondary schools has stabilized around 46% since 2006 and now reducing towards 45%. While the completion rate of girls at senior 4 stands is only 32%. The situation is worse in Sironko rural areas where socio-cultural factors like poverty, preference for boys, huge orphaned-girls, domestic chores, circumcision, early marriages and teenage pregnancies make the girl child disadvantaged.
How will this project solve this problem?
The project will enable 300 rural girls at risk to enroll and complete secondary education by providing bursary, coaching health care and community partnership to eliminate social-cultural factors hindering girls’ academic potentials in Sironko.
Potential Long Term Impact
The project will grantee the best possible education performance for unprivileged 300 girls in Uganda while empowering them to became self-reliance citizens. This will reduce gender disparities and foster achievement of Millennium Development Goals.
Total Funding Received to Date: $130
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 $130 . The original project funding goal was $78,000.