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Concern for the Girl Child receives award

Dec 3, 2022

Concern for the Girl Child

In October 2022, we provided support in the amount of $2,000 to the Concern for the Girl Child (CGC) a Child Focused Non-Government Organization that was founded in 2001 by Dr Ann F. Hayes and the Late Freddie Henry Kasozi. The organization based in Kampala, Uganda was founded with the main aim of empowering the vulnerable girl child. At that time, marginalization was rampant with girls denied the right to education as compared to boys who were availed with the opportunity to education. A myriad of factors including socio-cultural beliefs and poverty were attributed to the marginalization of girls.

CGC is focused on changing the attitudes and behaviors of communities in Kampala, Nakawa Division, Luwero, and Nakaseke Districts. To date, they have impacted over 30,000 girls both directly and indirectly. Their programs include:

  • The Girl Power Power Project - empowers adolescent girls to transform and change the structures that deny them choices and power.

  • Sauti Ya Dada (Child Protection) - through grassroots leaders and teachers aims to support girls in learning, leading, and contributing to the community in ways that advocate for rights.

The funds will be used to support the following:

  1. 3 tailoring machines and 2 knitting machines will be purchased and placed at the Mazzi resource center.

  2. A Training of Trainers (TOT) in knitting and tailoring course will be conducted targeting 60 beneficiaries to enable the child mothers and out of school youth who have dropped out of school to pursue a comprehensive tailoring and knitting course and awarded certificates after completion of the course.

  3. The child mothers and out of school youth will be trained by skilled facilitators who will be hired to conduct the training within 3 months.

  4. The Training of Trainers (TOT) will promote sustainability because trainees will in turn train other girls, boys, women and men in the community thus enabling them to start their own businesses and improve their livelihood.

You can donate directly to support any of their programs here.

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