Did you know that 50% of girls in Africa are sexually enslaved, out of school, and grossly enslaved by poverty, HIV and AIDS, and violence.
25 percent of Ugandan teenagers become pregnant by the age of 19. Close to half are married before their 18th birthday.
Across Africa, girls still face huge challenges with getting a quality education with over 9.5 million girls within sub-Saharan Africa unable to acquire formal classroom education
A girl without an education is also less likely to send her own children to school, creating a vicious cycle of inequality.
Ensuring more young underpriviledged rural girls are attending and completing school. 80% of our education sponsorship program targets girls.
Educating young girls and boys about their sexuality, understanding their rights, menstrual cycle and hygiene, and the dangers of early pregnancies and STIs.
Equipping more rural underprivileged girls with hands-on and entrepreneurial skills for livelihood.
Unfortunately, for rural girls in the communities we serve in Nebbi (Uganda), this has implied missing up to eight days of school every term. The extreme side has been that up to 30% of rural girls leave school because of poor or lack of access to sanitary products.