The civil wars in Northern Uganda from 1970s to 2007 witnessed the abduction of an estimated 20,000 children (Beard, 2011). As a result, depression, anxiety, anger towards others, emotional & behavioural symptoms are prevalent amongst today's Ugandan youth. This has contributed to girl's absenteeism in school, decreased academic performance, suspension, expulsion & high teenage pregnancy. Consequently, girls' & women are limited to access education, economic growth, leadership & employment.
FICH organises and supports several complementary learning programs. These includes; 1) Coaching/extra lessons to promote learning and improve academic performance, 2) Mentorship and psychosocial assistance to strengthen emotional stability, 3) Promote gender equality to men and boys which will enable girls to go and stay in school and will enable women on vocational training to start businesses 4) Provide tuition and learning materials 5) Provide sexual reproductive health services.
This project will provide 120 girls & their communities with the opportunity to acquire a set of value & concern for girl's' needs & develop into a motivation to actively advocate for girls' issues such as; protection, academic performance, attitudes & behaviours of marginalised girls. Beneficiaries will be role models in communities to inspire other girls & advocate for girls education. There will be increased awareness among government agencies, leaders & communities on girl's sensitive issues
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).
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