Educate 150 orphans and vulnerable girls in Uganda has remained impactful in the lives of the girls targeted by the project. This quarter, we are preparing for the 16th days of Activism against Gender Based Violence. This is to continue creating awareness about the danger of violence against women and making our girls more assertive to confront and prevent related violation from happening in their lives. It is also to keep all stakeholders/ duty bearers and institutions mindful of their roles and responsibilities in protecting the girl child.
Not forgetting our generous donors, we remain grateful to you for all your support to the project.
As many families recover from the Corona virus pandemic, Education to 150 orphans and vulnerable girls’ project remain critical. Vulnerable girls who were not able to go back to school continue to engage in skills training of their interest .
Those who were fit to go back to school for formal education resumed for 2 months and later drugged back home. this is because primary schools in in Uganda have been closed due to industral action by teachers. Young people especially girls have resumed the challaging and risky community life.
Girls who have already acquired the training FOWAC provided are being monitored on their progress and are being encouraged to support fellow girls in learning some of the skills.
Currently, FOWAC has not enrolled new lots of girls for the next vocational skills training under GlobalGiving because, it has not been able to fundraise adequately to meet the target.
FOWAC is committed to supporting vulnerable girls to become self-reliant and dignified in society.
FOWAC thank all its previous donors . Any further heartfelt support through FOWAC for the vulnerable girls to stay in school and attain sources of livelihood, is welcomed.
Educate 150 girls’ project is still progressing well. Though, Covid-19 has left many families in hardship.
It is estimated that economic recovery from the pandemic may take a minimum of five years for most families.
As schools reopened, able families managed to return their children to resume formal education. The less privileged girls whose parents cannot afford school fees and recovery requirements demanded by schools have remained at home and some of them joint informal learning.
FOWAC effort to ensure that those unprivileged girls attain lifetime skill for their livelihood is the major focus for now.
As planned,15 girls have been identified and are being assessed to start training in mid-month of February.
Training packages are: Designing, Knitting, Sawing, Shoe making and, Craft bag designing. Some schools and parents are now buying pullovers from the girls.
Challanges: training is quite costly because the training machines often get broken and need to be repaied.The girls trained and those who will still undergo vocational skills training require more training equipment and start up tools. Our target is to raise more fund to repair the broken machines, buy new ones for those that cannot be repaired and support some of the very vulnarable girls especially girls with disability.
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