2nd Chance Education for 120 Girls in N. Uganda

by Foundation for Inclusive Community Help (FICH) Vetted since 2017


This project will support 120 marginalized girls affected as a result of civil conflicts in Northern Uganda with access, retention, learning and progression in education. Meanwhile developing strong self-esteem, leadership and employability skills to help them emerge in social & economic development. Surveys indicate, nearly two thirds (65%) of girls who have been supported and mentored go on to become role models & mentors (Catalyst 2012).

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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.

Long-Term Impact

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

Additional Documentation

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


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Organization Information

Foundation for Inclusive Community Help (FICH)

Location: KAMPALA, Oyam - Uganda
Website: http:/​/​www.fichuganda.org
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @fichuganda.org
Project Leader:
Emmy Zoomlamai Okello
KAMPALA, Oyam Uganda

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