Invest in Girls Today
The Uganda Volunteers Foundation envisions a future in which every girl gets a healthy start, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. In most parts of Uganda, girls miss out on school, become child brides and are denied the most basic of health services. Girls deserve to be empowered, and make their own choices in life. Girls’ education is key in keeping girls on the path to success. We all succeed when girls are given the opportunities to succeed. Join the conversation and empower girls with #UVF.
Reasons to Invest
• Girls are almost 3 times more likely to not go to school than boys
• Every year of schooling increases a girl’s earning power up to 25%
• Girls are 6 times less likely to become child brides when they stay in school
Give the Gift of Education
Educate a girl today and she can succeed as a woman tomorrow. For just $100 per term, a girl can receive the books, learning materials and schooling needed to grow and flourish. The results are life changing.
Give Them a Brighter Future
We work in the poorest and most vulnerable communities in Uganda- saving one child at a time. Help give girls and boys the opportunity to grow up happy and healthy in Uganda
A Girl Like Bridget
Namuganyi Bridget aged 13 has her dream of becoming a heart surgeon.
Bridget had to drop out of school after passing on of her parents, being told that she should get married by her relatives, since they never had money to pay girls school fees and yet she can get a man to provide. However, she wants to pursue her dream and also change the perception of her community towards girls. And thanks to her grandmother who brought her to us and has never bothered to check on her again, but this doesn’t matter now she’s in our care.
You can help girls like Bridget avoid early pregnancy and marriages by keeping them in school. Help sponsor a girl-child today.
Various studies, as well as our experience, have shown that when we work towards women empowerment, the whole society benefits. But unfortunately in Uganda, far from being empowered, most women are denied even their basic rights like health, education, employment and a respectable status in society.
According to a recent UNDP Human Development Report, Uganda has a dangerously imbalanced sex ratio, the chief reason being rampant female infanticide and sex-selective abortions.
Uganda Volunteers foundation, was initiated in 2013 to address these challenges through a simple yet effective approach. The programme is specifically aimed at realization of both individual and collective self-esteem and inner strength for marginalized and socially excluded women and adolescent girls through innovative community practices.
A tailor-made strategy has been developed under UVF for women empowerment. It’s an acronym for many novel approaches, namely Seeking Healthcare as a Behavior, Support for Education, Supporters through Male Involvement, providing awareness on women’s rights, land rights, domestic violence, self empowerment, practical skills(craft and art making), economic empowerment, how they can start up income generating activities to support their families and Sustaining the Change in Communities.
The programme identifies women from the community and develops them into Change Agents, who in turn actively contribute to the community mobilization process.
Uganda Volunteers Foundation has developed a program that is effective and responsive to the needs of our target groups.
“When a woman learns to read and write, her whole world changes; possibilities and opportunities are created.”
Our women expressed a desire and excitement for a literacy program and in response, our literacy program began in January, 2017. We have had such an overwhelming response to the offering, we had over 100 women sign up for classes. Participants are divided into groups where they will be provided with materials, books, pens, etc. and attend classes ones a week. This all is through the help and facilitation of our volunteers.
So far, UVF has successfully made a difference to the lives of over 3000 women.