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