In Uganda 40% of girls are forced into marriage with much older men before the age of 18 and 10% will marry before their 15th birthday some families will marry off their daughters at a younger age to receive a dowery a monetary gift from the groom’s family, Our program is to focus on Ending Child marriages within communities and hold culprits accountable.
- Child protection
- Community sensitization
Our Adolescent Girls Program is an in -school program and community base that focuses on building adolescent girls’ capacities for individual empowerment and social survival especially in patriarchal environments that do not value and respect the rights of girls and women. Global Girl Child Youth Initiative gender inequality head on to ensure that women and girls become advocates for their human rights and build their self-esteem and self-worth
- Outreach –Peer to peer education
- Sanitary pad use and personal hygiene
- Mentorship & counseling
- Strengthen leadership & confidence
“Girls’ education should not only stop at enrolling them in school, it should also ensure that girls learn and feel safe while there; complete all levels of education with the skills to effectively compete in the labor market; learn the socio-emotional and life skills necessary to navigate and adapt to a changing world; make decisions about their own lives; and contribute to their communities and the world. All children need access to quality education.
Global Girl Child Youth Initiative has Youth Project to empower young people 12-24 years with correct knowledge, attitude and skills for reducing gender-based violence (GBV) and improving their SRHR (sexual and reproductive health) outcomes. This is a gender transformative project that looks at challenging negative social norms and practices that affect SRHR outcomes amongst young people.
- Girl –led & Education Advocacy
- SRH service provision
- Girl football club & Talent discovery
- Gender-based violence
- Transform Gender Norms
- (Green project)Tree fruits planting project.
Global Girl Child Youth Initiative also offers social development through vocational training in fashion, design, and tailoring, farming, entrepreneurial and personal skills training for out-of-school vulnerable young women and young men to build their confidence and create employment opportunities.
- Economic independence
- Innovation & Entrepreneurial development
- Business Mentoring & Employment
Agriculture is the backbone of Uganda’s economy and the mainstay of its rural communities. In Gulu and other rural districts in Uganda, up to 90% of the population depends primarily on agriculture for domestic food/nutritional requirements and as a source of income. In the past, local communities were able to grow a wide variety of crops, ensure food security throughout the year, and use agricultural proceeds to finance children’s education, medical care, clothing and other basic domestic needs.
In recent times, however, food security in the rural communities of Gulu and other rural areas has become unsustainable. Climate change, shrinking availability of land for cultivation, and lack of governmental support for agricultural investments have had a profound impact on agriculture in the region. Many of the region’s most healthy and able individuals have migrated to urban areas, abandoning agricultural work to those who are less well-equipped to succeed: widowed women, girl child, children, elderly people, and those who are ill (many of whom are victims of HIV/AIDS).
Global Girl Child Youth Initiative is attempting to improve food security by promoting new crops and improved farming techniques. Planting fruits trees and a variety of vegetables in our community demonstration gardens as well as in family plots. These include mangoes, oranges, avocados, pawpaws, maize, cabbages, egg plants and collard greens. By using better techniques, the demonstration gardens produce quality yields that motivate the beneficiaries to implement similar methods on their own farms.
Our farming methods are environmental friendly, we support environmental protection, and applicable to even small farm plots. Global Girl Child Youth Initiative has begun a farming groups/ cooperative which benefit all participants. We welcome donations in form of funding, seeds, seedlings, equipment, training, and advisory services from experts in sustainable farming. Your donation, however small, will make a difference.
- Livelihood and food security
- Environmental conservation
- Financial discipline, Peer Savings and Loan