Help 200 women in northern Uganda learn to read

by Women's Global Empowerment Fund
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Summary

When a woman learns to read and write, her whole world opens up! Many of our clients are formerly abducted child soldiers, victims of sexual terrorism and horrific violence and poverty, but are now recovering and rebuildng their lives. Provide literacy education for 190 women for eight months in post conflict northern Uganda thru WGEF's Credit Plus program, creating a brighter, more secure future!
$25,000
total goal
$6,716
remaining
272
donors
1
monthly donor
6
years active

Challenge

People of northern Uganda are recovering from a 20+ year brutal insurgency, where for over a decade 1.5+ million people lived in IDP camps, facing violence, poverty and hopelessness. WGEF's Credit Plus program provides microcredit loans & literacy training to our clients, many of whom are formerly abducted persons, child soldiers, sex slaves, all having suffered unimaginable violence, many missed the opportunity to receive a basic education. This project offers literacy to 190 clients!

Solution

This project provides an 8 month literacy training, yearly, creating the opportunity to acquire the skills necessary to improve livelihoods, build self esteem & empower women; includes: trained instructors, supplies, child care, lunch & sisterhood.

Long-Term Impact

Basic literacy and primary school education are universally recognized as being a human right; our clients, because of the conflict, were unable to attain basic reading and writing skills, our program focuses on building skills and empowering women. Literacy and basic education offers women new opportunities, self esteem and leadership skills; it has a positive impact on her entire family.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).

Resources

http:/​/​www.wgefund.org
WGEF website
short film highlighting our program & clients
News story on drama competition & literacy program
Mother's Day Greeting, 2013

Organization Information

Women's Global Empowerment Fund

Location: denver, colorado - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.wgefund.org
Project Leader:
Karen Sugar
Founder and Director
denver, colorado United States

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