In Oyam district alone, the percentage of girls who get pregnant before 18 years stands at 61% with 4,711 cases of child marriages according to the situation analysis of children report, UNICEF 2015. The causes of violence against these children especially girls are various and complex yet deeply rooted in traditions, beliefs, and norms. Boys are normally considered "more valuable" for the family as income providers and as such, families often prioritize investment in their education. As a resul
The project will assess through the 5 targeted schools and enroll 500 most girls from 5 schools in Loro, Oyam, Uganda targeted from most vulnerable families (living with grand parents, Persons Living with disabilities, total orphan girls living with vulnerable guardians among others. The girls' needs will be assessed and specific interventions given to support their retention in schools; scholastic materials, training to make reusable sanitary pads and facilitate mentors to mentor the girls
At least 75% of the girls will stay in school and finish primary school education. Their esteem will grow and they will find reason to participate in education with limited challenges that would otherwise cause them to drop from formal primary school education. The girls' dreams and aspirations of the future will become clear and they will thrive in their studies and complete primary school education successfully.