MIFUMI will create 40 civil sports clubs in the district to form a mixed football team of girls and boys. Young people play together and promote gender equity, equality & respect.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
We address the problem of widespread violence & abuse against girls, especially bride price violations that result in early & forced marriages. Our focus is in the rural areas of Tororo, East Uganda, where girls are more subjected to this practice, & have little chance to complete education. Youth in/out of school and young mothers will be targeted, as they are the groups most subject to domestic violence.
How will this project solve this problem?
Establish 40 sports clubs in the district. 20 will be for school children & 20 for out of school youth. Sports facilities will be created: football field, a netball field & track. Children will also receive: sports kits, coaching, mentoring.
Potential Long Term Impact
Serve 1600 young people directly & at least 200,000 people indirectly through public info dissemination. The project will solve the problem of early & forced marriages for girls, expose human rights violations, & empower youth to resist exploitation
Total Funding Received to Date: $3,170
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 $3,170 . The original project funding goal was $805,000.