Skills for Pregnant Girls - Year 1
Human Dev Index:#166 (Aus #5)
Our partner strives to enhance the dignity and self-esteem of young girls in crisis pregnancy situations in Uganda. This involves addressing their emotional, physical, and social needs through temporary accommodation, counselling and care services, whilst also providing essential life and vocational skills. Specifically, this project aims to partially fund vocational training programs in cooking, tailoring, computer literacy, agriculture, and crafts for 100 girls annually over a span of three years. These skills empower the girls to secure employment or initiate small businesses upon leaving the centre, helping break the cycle of poverty. Additionally, funds will be allocated to launch a craft shop, selling products crafted by the girls. A percentage of the proceeds will directly benefit the girls, while another portion will contribute to sustaining the project in the future.
Why support this
In the recent relocation to a newly established centre near the capital, Kampala, our partner now has the capacity to accommodate up to 50 girls concurrently. Since 2005, they have provided care for more than 1200 pre-teen and teenage girls. They are exceptional at nurturing pregnant girls and offer both physical and emotional support, given the often traumatic experiences, often from instances of rape. We also take pride in our partner’s national recognition for their impactful advocacy campaigns aimed at curbing violence against children.
$18,400 for year 1 of a 3yr project. Total budget $55,200.
- 100 girls trained in vocational skills
- 100 girls to receive regular counselling
- Improved sense of self-worth
- Opening a craft shop to sell goods made by the girls
Expected Life Change
- A healthier, functional environment through supporting themselves financially from learning vocational training skills
- Positive impact on families means the girls are resettled back home and into their communities
- Girls will increase in their confidence and self-esteem to care for themselves and their babies
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