We aim at empowering a girl child with free self-sustaining skills, to enable them become self-reliant citizens ready to fight poverty, diseases and unemployment. The program works with local schools, different Communities in Uganda. Through increased school drop outs among girls, discrimination and poverty has led to development of destructive habits like early marriages hence exposing them to diseases such HIV/AIDS. This has put girls at a risk thus have lost faith in the possibilities that await them if they are successful in putting their lives together. To accomplish this goal, girls must be in a poverty free environment, inclusive learning environment that promotes their best effort and reinforces personal respect.
This program is in direct response to the growing number of young girls that are either victims of early pregnancies and early marriages, those bone and living with HIV/AIDS, girls in school with less or no scholastic materials.The goal of the program is to identify girls who are going to have an outstanding transition to adulthood and offer positive support system to avoid the pitfalls that can derail their lives. The focus is slightly different at each level but the goal remains the same; empower the young girls to make positive changes in their lives.
Our focus is primarily on girls between 12-18 years of age. This age group is particularly problematic and a perfect time for mentoring to be effective.
Our mentoring programs pair a girl with a mentor for 12 months. During that time the two will participate inweekly planned activities to strengthen the relationshipbetween the two andimprove the young person's confidence and hopefulness. Mentors will receive continuous training throughout the year and participate in monthly meeting to report the young person's progress.
Over time, we have created a learning environment that is an invaluable resource to young girls, aspiring mentors and the community at large.
Our programs are being established to provide mentoring for at risk girls in Uganda. The program will work with the local schools, the community and different Community Based Organisations in Uganda. Woman Empowerment Program has five 5 objectives:
Empowering skills among the young girls especially the school dropouts due to lack of school fees,
lose of parents and other factors.
Promoting gender equality for a girl child in kabarole district and across Uganda i.e. fighting discrimination against girls in the society.
Ensuring that there is guidance and counseling for adolescent girls to help them acquire
about preventing themselves from acquiring STDs like HIV/AIDS, importance of staying
in school, avoiding early pregnancies/
Supporting girls in school with less or no scholastic materials to enable improves their Education.
Promoting conducive environment for girls bone and living with HIV/AIDS to help them have a sense of belonging in the society.This can be best done by allowing them take part in self-sustaining skills and stand out without discrimination.
To empower girl child with free self-sustaining skills to enable them becomes self-reliant citizens ready to fight poverty diseases and unemployment among themselves.
KEYS TO SUCCESS
Launch a series of fundraising activities that will successfully fund the expanding program.
Establish an effective training program for mentors that will increase their ability to be successful communicators.
Proper management of funds and donations
Integrity among the committee members
Establish an effective monitoring system to protect both the young girls and the mentors.