Reduction and empowerment of young female dropouts in Soroti District, Uganda
It is a huge problem that so many girls drop out of school in Uganda. Many get pregnant because of rape, early and forced marriages, lack of sexual education, while others drop out simply because of poverty. There is no money for sanitary towels, which means that the girls are absent several days a month, or the parents prioritize to keep the boys at school. The young female dropouts are stigmatized and forced to survive on the outskirts of society. - This project is a two-year pilot project which aims at helping 100 girls, either to go back to school or by giving them vocational training which enables them to support themselves and their children.
However, this is not possible without the support of parents, schools, cultural, religious and political leaders in the area. So the project wants to create an environment that promotes girl-child rights awareness and joint advocacy among parents, schools and community leadership for girl-child school retention and support to female school dropouts.