Hope for the Girl Child in Oyam district, Uganda

by Global Forum For Development-GLOFORD Uganda


The Hope for the girl child will enable 500 vulnerable girls who are vulnerable orphans, living with grand parents, living with disabled parents/guardians in 5 primary schools to receive scholastic materials (books, uniform, pens, mathematical sets, ), be trained to make reusable sanitary pads. This will enable them to stay at school, study alongside others from privileged families. Mentors will also be facilitated to talk to the girls on monthly basis and follow them up to their families.

total raised
monthly donors


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

Long-Term Impact

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.



Organization Information

Global Forum For Development-GLOFORD Uganda

Location: Lira, Lira,Northern Uganda - Uganda
Website: http:/​/​www.gloforduganda.webs.com
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @gloforduganda
Global Forum For Development-GLOFORD Uganda
Morris Chris Ongom
Project Leader:
Morris Chris Ongom
Lira, Lira,Northern Uganda Uganda
Have a concern about Global Forum For Development-GLOFORD Uganda? Contact GlobalGiving.

Retired Project!

This project is no longer accepting donations.

Still want to help?

Find another project in Uganda or in Women and Girls that needs your help.
Find a Project

Learn more about GlobalGiving

Teenage Science Students
Vetting +
Due Diligence


Woman Holding a Gift Card
Gift Cards

Young Girl with a Bicycle

Sign up for the GlobalGiving Newsletter

WARNING: Javascript is currently disabled or is not available in your browser. GlobalGiving makes extensive use of Javascript and will not function properly with Javascript disabled. Please enable Javascript and refresh this page.