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Restore hope - Support & educate a girl in Uganda

by Foundation for Inclusive Community Help (FICH)
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Restore hope - Support & educate a girl in Uganda
Restore hope - Support & educate a girl in Uganda
Restore hope - Support & educate a girl in Uganda
Restore hope - Support & educate a girl in Uganda
Restore hope - Support & educate a girl in Uganda
Restore hope - Support & educate a girl in Uganda
Restore hope - Support & educate a girl in Uganda
Restore hope - Support & educate a girl in Uganda
Restore hope - Support & educate a girl in Uganda
Restore hope - Support & educate a girl in Uganda
Restore hope - Support & educate a girl in Uganda
Restore hope - Support & educate a girl in Uganda
Restore hope - Support & educate a girl in Uganda
Restore hope - Support & educate a girl in Uganda
Restore hope - Support & educate a girl in Uganda
Girls during mentoring
Girls during mentoring

We hope you are keeping safe and staying home during this COVID-19 Pandemic. We are safe and some staff continues to work remotely and others are traveling in the field while considering health guidelines and directives.

We know the COVID-19 has affected us all in different ways. We’re already all dealing with the effects at workplace, home and in our communities. One of the most hit areas is our finances. As an organization, we had started the year with a lot of zeal and different inspirations to continue supporting learners under education program. We have pleasure for your donation which has added a huge impact in our communities and increased knowledge among our program participants. We would like to thank you in a special way for your generosity and support toward the most and furthest girls left behind.

We want to update you with what we are doing at this time of COVID-19 lockdown.

This pandemic is providing us opportunity to keep rethinking on our program design, and made us to create staff capacity development programs to help staff discover and increase knowledge to perform their roles with more competencies in supporting girls, teachers and parents/guardians. The staff capacity development program is keeping FICH staff up to date with current thinking, enhancing staff knowledge, skills and expertise, making staff compare and share information and data on how we could navigate working challenges during this lockdown and the COVID-19 effects.

We have also decided to use this time of COVID-19 pandemic to invest in setting up knowledge hub center in the community to allow promotion and facilitation of program participant’s learnings, information and data sharing, networking with peers and professionals, thoughtful leaders’ discussions for current thinking to build the strong foundation for young generations in our communities. We’re also designing this center to provide a loving, comfortable, safe and nurturing environment where children and young people are stimulated and encouraged to develop social, physical and emotional skills to curve the current and post effects of COVID-19. The knowledge hub center will also serve for capacity development programs for emerging young leaders, provide space for inspiration and emerging leaders to meet and discuss mutual interest to influence social norms, policies and programs with the main aim of addressing current and post COVID-19 effects and inequalities that still exist in communities as a result of civil war in northern Uganda for over 20 years. This will also be a center for our sport social inclusion program that will bring together different stakeholders.

We have started to put efforts and gathering resources to set up infrastructures to ensure safe and conducive environment for learning and access of information as a way to build strong foundation for the future of marginalized young women and children while providing space and enhancing usage of technology for those girls and young people furthest left behind.

Currently, we’re closely working with COVID-19 taskforce committee to support and ensuring girls and women are safe during this time.

Thank you very much and will continue providing you with more updates.

#StaySafe, #StayHome

Mentoring through football
Mentoring through football

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Foundation for Inclusive Community Help (FICH’s) education program which is the "LEAD (Leadership, Education, Access and Discovery)" in 2019 has been a great success with your generous support. Here are the highlights of activities and achievements. At a later date, you will have full access to annual report for detailed information.

In the LEAD approach, FICH conduct mentoring sessions to program participants on topics that covers Leadership, self-awareness, and Business and entrepreneurship to promote 21st century essential skills demanded by the employers. For this year, learners are able to demonstrate great improvement in these soft skills development such as public speaking where 32 of program participants are now students’ leaders in their respective schools and communities, At least 60 program participants are supporting their peers in developing emotional intelligence, participating in debate which helps adolescence to articulate and analyze issues critically.

We had role model chats where learners in schools interacted with successful women to help them build confidence and encourage to succeed in life despite the challenges in accessing equitable education for girls. All roles models are selected from community with similar background of the learners.

Teachers’ Development: Teachers who are directed involves with the program are engaged three times a year based on academic term to equip them with the topics, provide them with materials needed for the term and remind them about their roles and responsibilities. The FICH program team observed and provided feedback to teachers on areas performed well as well as areas to be improved during facilitating the sessions with learners.  The feedback has helped these teachers to developed their careers.

Termly competitions: As a way to assess the girls on topics covered during the term, FICH holds competition to assess the program contents, learner’s competency and relevancy of the topics delivered. In 2019, FICH held three competitions on public speaking in term one under the theme of Leadership, writing competition in term two on Self-awareness and term three was business pitch competition. As an example in term two, girls’ competition theme was “writing to express yourself”. The judging criteria was based on specific areas such as focus, organization, description and wording in the essay. This is to check whether the learners are aware of themselves and their emotions, keep track of events of their life and how they perceive the challenges they go through.

We’re also glad to let you know that, the LEAD program has attracted attention of different stakeholders and partners, and as result FICH has built partnership with similar organization in Brazil to promote girl’s education using social emotional learning and sports. Program participants are now meeting their peers in Brazil through online vital meeting on zoom and skype platforms to discuss mutual topics of interest around soft skills.

Please, encourage your friends and family to support us here https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/restore-hope-support-educate-a-girl-in-uganda/ so that we can continue helping marginalised girls affected by 20 year conflict in Northern Uganda. All recurring donations to our project by December 31, 2019 will be matched 100% by GlobalGiving. 

Thank you and Happy Holidays from all of us at FICH!

Business pitch competition
Business pitch competition
Termly event_Judges observing
Termly event_Judges observing
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Participant engage Mentor Teacher in a discussion

For the last months, effort has been put to deepen and scale FICH girls’ education program of “Second Chance Education for Conflict Affected Girls”. Currently, FICH is documenting lessons/learnings, track and measure learning. One of the lessons and changes made to the program is the name to LEAD (Leadership, Education, Access and Discovery) which is more holistic compare to previous program. The LEAD program name promote positive perception about program participants.

With the LEAD program, it promotes the rights to education for girls, and solidify the importance of community engagement and ownership in order to make the program more inclusive and improve learning outcomes of program participants. The program is focused on the most vulnerable groups in Uganda, that being secondary school girls who were affected (directly and indirectly) by the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) conflict in Northern Uganda.

The program curriculum focuses on developing a girl’s social and emotional Learning (SEL) leading to improved academic and employment outcomes. These sessions are designed to be interactive, informational, and self-reflective. The program rests on the belief that through regular, positive interaction we can help girls to become leaders, be excellent students, gain access to knowledge and resources, and discover more about themselves and the world. Following the completion of the program, all girls are added to the alumni network where LEAD graduates can network, share ideas, and continue to grow personally and professionally.

Another important component of LEAD is teacher support and parental/community engagement in girls’ development. By engaging teachers and parents, LEAD works to strengthen the foundation on which its program participants stand. This is done through teachers’ development and home visits.

We are grateful for your continued support. To view the LEAD program model, visit www.fichuganda.org and continue to engage here

Program Participants walk for the mentorship
Program Participants walk for the mentorship
Program Participant - Public Speech Competition
Program Participant - Public Speech Competition

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The last term wrapped up successfully with a public speaking competition where girls presented their ideas on "how to be a good friend" and "why girls' education is important" to a panel of elite judges. We were proud to see participants step out of their comfort zone and have fun sharing their unique ideas with others.

Moving forwards, the schools have started Term 2 and during this term we will be focusing on self-awareness and emotional intelligence. The purpose of this term is to help girls gain a deeper understanding of who they are while developing a healthy control over their emotions. This process will build the girls' emotional intelligence, which is instrumental in improving academic, career, and relationshup outcomes. Overall, we have seen that emotional intelligence is a greater predictor of success and happiness that intellectual intelligence.

We are very excited to see how the girls progress suring this term. This will be the first time that they have ever interactedwith such materials and ideas. So far, the first few sessions have found the girls shy in the beginning but bursting with ideas and confidence by the end of the hour. They are excitied about what they are learning and show eagerness to continue discovering more about themsleves.

We thank you for your continued support!

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This quarter, the LEAD team has been busy working with the girls to develop their leadership skills. Before the term began, we created a new and improved leadership curriculum covering topics such as; leadership traits, communication styles, and public speaking. The girls have been loving the sessions, especially one session in which they had the opportunity to chat with a local role model named Harriet Anyango.

Harriet was a beneficiary of FICH's secondary school girls program when she attended Iceme Girls SS. Her participation in the program helped her to become a leader in her school and attend the No.1 university in Uganda, Makerere University. She has now since graduated with a degree in business and entrepreneurship and begun working with various youth empowerment programs in Northern Uganda. Harriet was invited to speak with the girls about her story and answer their questions about being a leader. 

We are extremely proud of Harriet and all the girls currently particpating in the LEAD program. They have all shown improvement in their self-confidence, communication skills, and ability to express their ideas. This term, the girls will have the opportunity to showcase these skills to the broader community in a public speaking competition. During the competition each girl will present a 5 minute speech to judges and an audience. Also invited are other local role models and even a Member of Parliament. 

The LEAD team is also planning for the next term. The topic for Term 2 will be self-awareness and the sessions will guide the girls through emotional intelligence, reflective journaling, and understanding your own strengths and weaknesses. These topics will be quite new to the girls and we look forward to sharing their progress with you!

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Foundation for Inclusive Community Help (FICH)

Location: KAMPALA, Oyam - Uganda
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Emmy Zoomlamai Okello
KAMPALA, Oyam Uganda
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