Today, October 11th is the International Day of the Girl Child. In a world where 1 in 4 girls are born into poverty (World Bank) and 66 million girls are out of school (UNESCO), let’s take a moment to stop and think. What can be done to help underprivileged girls find their way in [&hellip
Archive for Category: "Girls’ Education"
October Volunteer Needs: Outreach Uganda needs your help in finding U.S. volunteers to work either virtually or in our office in the metro Denver area. Do you know someone who wants to apply their corporate skills or personal passions and interests to help fight poverty? Right now we especially need teachers, nurses, and health professionals [&hellip
Every day our Ugandan women, like most poor Ugandans, must make heart wrenching choices about what to do with their meager resources. Eventually, this may involve deciding to send the eldest boy to secondary school while leaving the girls behind. While babies and toddlers may have similar upbringings, differences begin to surface as early as [&hellip
Meet Oyella Delis, who lives in Agwata and is one of our current P-7 students who is attending the closest government primary school which is over 4 km away. Oyella has achieved in spite of all odds, and we’re proud of her for this. Oyella exemplifies the type of student our Girls’ Education Initiative seeks to [&hellip
In the summer of 2010, Outreach Uganda began a special initiative to help girls in our northernmost Agwata location to stay in school beyond the primary level. We noticed in our work at the Agwata school and in our sponsorship program, that in these very rural areas, girls began to drop out of school earlier [&hellip
This summer, volunteers traveling to Uganda brought over 70 sanitary pad kits that were distributed to our sponsored girls at the upper primary or secondary level of school. In addition, the kits were distributed to those additional P-5 to P-7 girls that are part of our special Girls’ Education Initiative (see separate article). This photo [&hellip
How Schools Operate in Uganda Government Schools The government runs “government schools” which go from P-1 (like kindergarten in the U.S.) to P-7. These are called primary schools. Then, there are also government run secondary schools for S-1 to S-6 which is like 7th to 12th grade in the U.S. There are major exams at [&hellip