FICH education program responds to the needs of marginalized children and youth through opportunities to obtain second-chance education and job skills training to comprehend the understanding of future generation.
PROGRAM IMPACT IN THE LAST THREE MONTHS
PROMOTION OF READING CULTURE, FICH Partnered with Peace Corps volunteers and other governmental stakeholders in the effort to promote reading culture and love for reading among students through a national education program called DEAR Day. Over 2,000 school going children and students were exposed to reading materials and stakeholders have pledged to carry on their obligations on what hinders convenient reading among children and adults.
MENTORSHIP, FICH exposed over 50 marginalized girls to role models for guidance and counselling, mentorship and peer mentorship through a platform called the ‘Holiday Challenge Sharing Event’ which brings the girls together to share their experiences, challenges and derive solutions for these challenges together through the guidance of their role models every school holiday break.
REUSABLE SANITARY PADS TRAINING, FICH, with the help of experienced volunteers from Peace Corps, educated over 150 girls and women both in schools and the community on menstrual hygiene and making reusable sanitary pads which is a sustainable skill that highly contributes to a girl`s retention at school
MENTORS` TRAINING, for a multiplier effect, FICH trained mentors in mentorship and counselling skills. These mentors are the teachers of the girls and some community icons that the girls will easily reach to with their challenges for proper guidance. These trained mentors will be able to impart mentoring skills to the girls so that they will become role models to their fellow girls.
KEY LESSON LEARNT
A coordinated effort by partners and stakeholders together yields the best outcome and sustainability of any community development program. In our close contact with District Officials, School Administration and the District Education Officer, FICH has become more visible and implementing our activities has been successul.
There is high demand for FICH second chance education in other conflict affected communities in Northern Uganda other than Oyam district, where FICH currently operates. This is because of FICH's current limited capacity to operate in a wider geographic location.
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