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Train 50 women teachers in Uganda to educate 1000s

by Graduate Women International (GWI), (formerly International Federation of University Women)
Train 50 women teachers in Uganda to educate 1000s

Dear Teachers for Rural Futures Supporters,

As we are all watching our world face an unprecedented public health challenge in the fight against COVID-19, GWI stands in solidarity will its members, followers and partners, and particularly those who are most vulnerable during uncertain circumstances like this.

Despite the current situation, we have been profoundly energized and honoured by the generous donations made to the Teachers for Rural Futures Project in the past months. These donations will directly contribute to the continuation of the programme, in a world where support for women and girls’ equal access to education up to the highest level is now more necessary than ever. GWI sends their heartfelt gratitude to the GWI contributors for their life-changing support.

Although the safety and well-being of everyone requires us to physically separate from one another, the GWI Board, Committees, and Office continue doing what we best: raising the voice of graduate women around the world and working for the preservation and improvement of women's and girls’ fundamental right to education. GWI knows that in crises, pre-existing social inequalities and injustice are often deepened. We are concerned that girls will be impacted the most by school closings in many countries. They are least likely to return to school and in many areas most vulnerable to drop out.

For this very reason, GWI remains engaged, motivated and committed to making positive contributions to rural communities in Uganda and beyond through the Teachers for Rural Futures Project.

GWI is actively working to continue this project with your generous support. We have plans to sponsor four new young women while following our five successfully graduated student teachers as they begin their professional careers, education champions and role-models for the younger generations of female students and aspiring teachers in their communities.

The current global challenge has only delayed the start of this new cycle of the Teachers for Rural Futures Project and GWI remains united and committed to pursuing our mission, thanks to the generous donations to the GWI Teachers for Rural Futures project.

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Dear Teachers for Rural Futures supporters,

 

In rural Uganda, far too many girls do not have access to education or are forced to drop out of school, partly due to a lack of female teachers. Thanks to the generous donations of GWI members and supporters over the past four years, our project has already successfully helped five young women from rural Uganda to complete their university studies in the field of education, to become teachers but also ambassadors of girls education. This diploma initially enables these young girls to realize their potential and their dream of becoming teachers. In addition, these five new female teachers will directly participate in improving the access to quality education for young girls in the communities in which these teachers will work. Finally, they are an example for all the girls in their community and ambassadors of the transformative and empowering potential of education for all girls and women.

 

The Teachers for Rural Futures program has already demonstrated its impact potential and its ability to change the lives of women and girls in rural Uganda. Given that the five girls sponsored and supported by GWI since 2015 within the framework of this project graduated in January 2020, our objective for the next three years is to continue this project by sponsoring four other girls while following our five students teachers as they embark on the first year of their careers, which will allow us to observe the direct impact of this program once the teachers have returned to their rural communities.

 

Graduate Women International looks forward to making positive contributions to rural communities in Uganda and beyond with your continued support

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Dear Teachers for rural futures supporters,

The generous donations to the Graduate Women International Teachers for Rural Futures project through 2019 have been greatly appreciated and have allowed our five student teachers to continue their studies, live in safe accommodations and access adequate food. All five girls in the Teachers for Rural Futures programme recently studied hard for their end of term exams. After spending the holidays with their families in the rural district of Buyende in Eastern Uganda, our student teachers will return to Makerere University in Kampala where they will continue to study and mentor younger girls in the programme. Recalling their first days at Makerere University, all of the girls sponsored by GWI send their heartfelt gratitude to the GWI contributors for their life-changing support.

Graduate Women International looks forward to making positive contributions to rural communities in Uganda and beyond with your continued support in 2020.

Picture from Left to Right, Up and Down: Benadet; the five teachers for rural futures students in front of the Makerere University School of Education; Winfred; Stacy Dry Lara, GWI Executive Director with the five Teachers for Rural Futures Students; Makerere University; the five Teachers for Rural Futures Students.

All photo rights obtained previously.

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Dear Teachers for Rural Futures Supporters,

Graduate Women International (GWI) is extremely grateful for all the generous donations given to our Teachers for Rural Futures Global Giving Campaign. Through your donations, we are changing lives.

The GWI five young women students, have finished their successful summer internship in Buyende, Uganda. They are now back in classes at Makerere University in Kampala. This internship has shown the progress the young ladies are making towards becoming quality teachers, community role models and leaders for other young girls in this rual area of Uganda. 

GWI and Teachers for Rural Futures donors are so proud of the girls' achievements. We take this opportunity to congratulate them for successfully completing their internships and taking these valuable next steps towards becoming quality teachers and contributing the the GWI mission to train more quality female teachers.  The skills learned from this summer's programme are invaluable.

So thank you all again for your generous donations. They really do help!

Pictured: One of the Teachers for Rural Futures student teachers with the students she supervised this summer. (photo rights obtained previously)

Sincerely,

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Dear Teachers for Rural Futures Supporters,

Graduate Women International (GWI) is extremely grateful for all the generous donations given to our Teachers for Rural Futures Global Giving Campaign. Currently our students are participating in a summer internship plan in Buyende, an opportunity that allows them to access their progress so far at Makerere University and improve their learnings as future teachers. This opportunity offers both practical experience and university credits, aiding them in advancing their skills, university achievements and provides an opportunity to become better future teachers. 

The five GWI students remain filled with graditude, with a recent email from one of the students saying "We remain ever grateful and so thankful for your support always".

Without your donations this would not be possible. GWI is thankful for all the support and congratulate the hard work these students are putting towards their future.

 



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Project Leader:
Stacy Dry Lara
Versoix, Switzerland

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