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Ugandan GIRLS THRIVE & create their own future

by Act4Africa
Ugandan GIRLS THRIVE & create their own future
Ugandan GIRLS THRIVE & create their own future
Ugandan GIRLS THRIVE & create their own future
Ugandan GIRLS THRIVE & create their own future
Ugandan GIRLS THRIVE & create their own future
Ugandan GIRLS THRIVE & create their own future
Ugandan GIRLS THRIVE & create their own future
Ugandan GIRLS THRIVE & create their own future
Ugandan GIRLS THRIVE & create their own future
Ugandan GIRLS THRIVE & create their own future
Ugandan GIRLS THRIVE & create their own future
Ugandan GIRLS THRIVE & create their own future
Ugandan GIRLS THRIVE & create their own future
Ugandan GIRLS THRIVE & create their own future
Ugandan GIRLS THRIVE & create their own future
Ugandan GIRLS THRIVE & create their own future
Ugandan GIRLS THRIVE & create their own future
Ugandan GIRLS THRIVE & create their own future
Ugandan GIRLS THRIVE & create their own future
Ugandan GIRLS THRIVE & create their own future
Ugandan GIRLS THRIVE & create their own future
Ugandan GIRLS THRIVE & create their own future
Ugandan GIRLS THRIVE & create their own future
Ugandan GIRLS THRIVE & create their own future
Ugandan GIRLS THRIVE & create their own future
Ugandan GIRLS THRIVE & create their own future
Ugandan GIRLS THRIVE & create their own future
Ugandan GIRLS THRIVE & create their own future

Summary

Act4Africa brings vulnerable, out-of-school girls together in rural Uganda to form tight support groups & receive training on gender equality, sexual, reproductive & maternal health & sustainable livelihoods. They learn vital life-skills including communication, assertiveness and decision-making and learn about their rights on key issues such as sexual and domestic abuse. They learn practical skills and receive enterprise training and support to use their skill to access an independent income.

$25,000
total goal
$2,619
remaining
303
donors
1
monthly donor
1
fundraiser
8
years

Challenge

Adolescent girls in Uganda experience poverty through gender inequalities that leave them with little or no formal education. Powerless and vulnerable, they are often forced into lives of low-paid work, early marriage, unwanted pregnancy and sexual and domestic violence. This gender injustice denies these girls their human rights and prevents the nation from benefiting from the invaluable economic and social contribution that young women can bring.

Solution

Out-of-school girls are formed into tight support groups to gain life-skills & knowledge about their health & gender rights. They learn practical skills, business & enterprise knowledge. The untapped potential of these girls is released through the provision of comprehensive training & mentoring. The girls grow in stature & exercise positive leadership roles in their communities. We also train community mentors to form women into savings groups & support them to start small scale businesses.

Long-Term Impact

Through education and economic empowerment, our program will enable adolescent girls to challenge the subordinate role of women and aspire to higher paid jobs, leadership positions and sexual equality. They will protect themselves against HIV/AIDS and live longer healthier lives, raising healthy, educated children. Their empowerment will impact upon their families and future generations and provide a basis for sustainable development and a brighter future for their communities.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

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Organization Information

Act4Africa

Location: Altrincham, Cheshire - United Kingdom
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Twitter: @ACT4AFRICA
Project Leader:
Sarah Istephan
Manchester, United Kingdom
$22,381 raised of $25,000 goal
 
481 donations
$2,619 to go
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