Retain Ophan Girl Children in Schools in Uganda

by Kagumu Development Organization
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Summary

This project will train 49 widows in commercial vegetable growing to enhance sustainable income to pay school meals and scholastic materials for 1200 school going orphan girl children between 12-18years facing puberty challenges that are; early sex, cross generation sex, early marriages and are exposed at risk to HIV/AIDS. The 49 widows will be provided with knowledge and skills in less labour intensive technologies , vegetable seeds, pesticides and spray pumps each to start the project.
$1,000.00
total goal
$750.00
remaining
6
donors
0
monthly donors
1
year

Challenge

In Uganda, particularly in Budaka district concentration and performance of orphaned girl children in schools is limited, due to failure of widow led households to provide them school meals, scholastic materials and other basic needs of girl children. School dropout is high and leading to early sex, marriages and exposes them to HIV. Budaka District Education report, (2014), notes that out of 100 % girls that start primary one, 15%-35% of them dropout by senior four and these are OVCs

Solution

49 widows will be provided with knowledge and skills in less labour intensive technologies, cabbage, onion, tomatoes and eggplant seeds, spray pumps and pesticides to undertake the project. They will utilize the acquired knowledge and skills of less labour intensive technologies to grow and access various vegetables to enough for marketing the harvest after every three month to raise income to pay school dues for 1200 orphans and vulnerable girl children and family consumption.

Long-Term Impact

The project seek funds to increase attendance, retention and performance of 1200 girls and provide 49 women with essential knowledge and skills in less labour intensive technologies for utilization to produce vegetables for family consumption to improve nutrition and sustainable household incomes in widow led households hence economic well-being.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Excel file (projdoc.xls).

Resources

http:/​/​www.kagumudevelopment.org
Kagumu Development Organization Homepage

Organization Information

Kagumu Development Organization

Location: Kampala, Uganda - Uganda
Website: http:/​/​www.kagumudevelopment.org
Project Leader:
Samson Namwoyo
Executive Director
Kampala, Uganda

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