Education
 Uganda
Project #15274

A seed to change Lives for 200 women in Gulu

by Volunteer Action Network
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You continue to give an opportunity to 281 women who missed the opportunity to go to school, giving them a chance to learn how to read and write including basic business skills. The project provides an 8 month literacy training, every year giving women the opportunity to acquire the skills necessary to improve livelihoods, build self esteem & empower women. This quarter 281 are attending classes at 3 learning centers with your support.

Client Quote:

"Knowing how to read and write is what has been holding me back. I can develop better with excitment"

                   --Marry- Literacy participant- Gulu--

Mary is 34 year, single mother to 4 children. She missed out the opprtunity to go to school because the community sitigmatised girls against boys. All what was considered by her farmily for girls was to concetrate at domestic chore such as fetching water, firewood and cooking.

Literacy class Gulu
Literacy class Gulu

With your support all  216 women who participated in last years 2015 training completed their caurse succesfuly enabling them to learn how to read and write basics such as their names. Majority  women and girls are formerly abducted child soldiers, victims of sexual Gender based Violence and poverty. The project provided an 8 month literacy training giving women the opportunity to acquire the skills necessary to improve livelihoods, build self esteem & empower women. 

Clients Quote:

"By teaching me how to read and write you changed my life"

Akol - Participant from Gulu -Uganda

Akol 49 years and mother of 6 children has participated into the program since 2014. "I have leave in fear, and never trusted any one including my husband, lost good opportunities in life because of lack of eduction. The community has illiterate and literate classes but the literate always had  better live. By teaching me ho to read and write you have changed my life" 

We thank you for your continued support that is changing lives of women in Gulu. We continue bank on your support and your donations to help us reach more women changing their lives and that of their families meaningfully.  Consider supporting women with a donation to all mothers in Gulu.

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This quarter you are supporting 50 more women, you are  giving them an opportunity to learn about their envelopment through adult literacy learning teaching them basic literacy, numeracy and life skill training. Majority of the beneficiaries are formerly abducted child soldiers, victims of sexual terrorism and horrific violence and poverty, and are now recovering and rebuilding their livesand that of their children.

Clients Quote:

I was blind but I can see now"

Anek-Client Gulu –Uganda

Anek is 27 years a mother of 2 children. She missed out the opportunity because of gender biases in her family, which favored only boys to go to school. She is excited and can interact better with her group members after attending the literacy Training she can write her name for the first time in life.

We thank you for your continued support that is changing lives of women in Gulu. We continue to count on your support and your donations to help us reach more women changing their lives and that of their families meaningfully. Kindly consider to give this project a donation as a gift to mothers in Gulu.

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Your support is giving a chance to 216 women who missed the opportunity to go to school as majority  are formerly abducted child soldiers, victims of sexual terrorism and horrific violence and poverty, and are now recovering and rebuilding their lives. The project provides an 8 month literacy training, every year giving women the opportunity to acquire the skills necessary to improve livelihoods, build self esteem & empower women. It  includes: employing trained instructors, supplies, child care, lunch all this achieved by your support.  

Clients Quote:

"My greatest fear is no more, for long time I was scared to express my feelings but its no more after attending the Adult literacy learning, I can communicate better with my children and my family. I can chat better with my customer I feel confident when I meet with people to the extent I can look into their eyes leaning is the best tool to change our  lives and I will do what takes to educate my children"

Mary- Client Gulu -Uganda

Mary is a 36 years a former abducted lady who escaped from LRA in 2005 back home with 3 lovely daughters who I don’t know their fathers because of the circumstances they went through while with LRA in the bush, 

We thank you for your continued support that is changing lives of women in Gulu. We continue bank on your support and your donations to help us reach more women changing their lives and that of their families meaningfully. On this mother's Day kindly consider to give this project a donation as agift to all mothers in Gulu.

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The project continued to provide basic adult literacy training and business skills to 150 women (widows and single mothers, former abducted girls), in Gulu District. Are currently participating into the program. Learners continues to attend classes twice every week, leaners also engage in practical agricultural practices of vegetable and animal husbandry for home consumption and selling to improve nutrition and their house hold income. All participants leant have learnt the basic reading and write their names.

Our goal is to continue to grow and expand this opportunity to more 150 women every year; To better serve our clients, we continues running 3 learning Centers in Gulu. This has made it easier for women to attend trainings and meetings

Client Quote:-

“I can now travel to Kampala without no worries, I can now read signpost for directions and I can easily communicate in English atleast I can tell where I have come from and where Im going in English. I feel like Im born again”

Marry Learner- Gulu

We hope that you are curious and interested in our program. Understanding that we cannot continue this work without your support, our desire is that you will be inspired by our clients and our achievements and will continue support our efforts.

 

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Organization Information

Volunteer Action Network

Location: Gulu - Uganda
Website: http:/​/​www.vacnetwork.org
Project Leader:
Bukenya Muusa
Gulu, Uganda

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