In the islands of L. Victoria, vulnerable girls as young as 11 trade their bodies in exchange for fish upon dropping out of school due to lack of basics. This project will withdraw, rehabilitate and return to school 300 girls trapped in sex for fish. It will establish 6 school enterprises managed by the girls to acquire basics in order to keep in school in 4 primary and 2 secondary schools in the islands. It will invite city girls to coach and mentor island girls on teen pregnancy and HIV.
Kalangala district in the islands of L. Victoria in Uganda is one of the most risky places in Africa to raise a girl. With an HIV prevalence of 10% and 40% on specific islands, young girls continue to be treated as sex objects. Due to stinking poverty girls find it hard to keep in school ending up employed for sorting and cleaning fish and are expected to provide sexual favors for their employers. 300 girls will be withdrawn, returned to school and empowered to own their future by this project
The project will withdraw, rehabilitate and return to school 300 island girls engaged in the sex for fish syndicate. It will empower them economically to obtain financial independence through establishing 6 school enterprises owned by the girls and supervised by schools' administration. It will use a peer to peer approach to impart life planning and saving skills among the island girls using girls from city schools since girls are the experts on issues that affect girls.
The project will return to school 300 vulnerable island girls giving them life time opportunity to acquire knowledge and skills that will foster their future well-being. It will establish 6 school enterprises that will economically empower 300 returned girls to acquire financial independence to free themselves from sex servitude thereby reducing the risk of teenage pregnancy and HIV in a small district with one of the worst HIV prevalence in Africa. Life skills will foster behavioural change.