Training 200 conflict affected girls in Uganda

by Rwenzori Information Centres Network

Summary

RIC-NET provides psycho social, educational and livelihood support to 200 abused and traumatized girls(12-22 years old) who are struggling to recover from ADF civil war and conflict in Rwenzori region. specifically focuses on supporting young women with babies by enrolling their children in nursery schools, while helping the mothers to either go back to school or attain vocational skills ( ICT, tailoring, hair dressing, cloth design) and reproductive health. provides girls with start up fund.

$70
total raised
3
donors
0
monthly donors
3
years

Challenge

Over 27,500 girls were affected by Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) civil war in Rwenzori. Most girls were subjected to raids and abuse by the rebels, including sexual violence, physical abuse and high exposure to traumatic experiences. Major visible vulnerabilities are young women (and their children) who are out of school or born in captivity, living in slums and with no skills, employment, infected with HIV/AIDS and forced into marriage. The project will support skilling 200 girls in the region

Solution

Facilitate education, skilling and apprenticeship to conflict affected girls; carry out psycho social, reproductive health, and livelihood support for school-going and out-of-school youth, especially girls, who are struggling to recover from conflict situations; Use ICT, social media, and community theater to break down barriers such as poverty and stigmatization and enable abused and traumatized girls to overcome challenges and achieve their full potential.

Long-Term Impact

The project will enable 200 conflict affected girls' access to school, and ensures they complete school will make these girls productive members of society; the girls will attain practical employment skills through vocational training, mentorship and apprenticeship that enables them to change their mindset and attitude, and get decent work, earn income and improve their livelihood hence reducing their vulnerability and restore self-confidence among themselves.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.ricnet.co.ug
stories on our daily activities
locally made videos on RIC-NET work and services
update on ICT enabled teaching processes
RIC-NET fan facebook page

Organization Information

Rwenzori Information Centres Network

Location: Fort Portal, Rwenzori - Uganda
Website: http:/​/​www.ricnet.co.ug
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @ricnetnews
Rwenzori Information Centres Network
Murugahara  John Silco
Project Leader:
Murugahara John Silco
Fort Portal, Rwenzori Uganda

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