Educate a Girl Child

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Educate a Girl Child

From Joseph Batter Ssengooba

I am fund rising to help 10 girls receive education. These girls are at risk of being married off too older men if they are not in school. Please help me help these girls reach their dreams.

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Education for the girl child is not only important but also critical, in that, if you educate girls, you are educating nations. That's one of the core values of JB Caring Hearts as we strive to keep girls safe and in school. Girl child education creates a multiplier effect to the economy and reduces the levels of poverty. It improves family livelihood and inspires confidence in the future generation of women in Africa.

One of JB caring hearts volunteers during her visits to a school in the district encountered and met several of the girls who keep repeating the primary leaving exams in order to be safe from being married off. These are girls whose parents and guardians are not in a position to take them to high school. These are vulnerable girls who are at risk of being married off by relatives if the stop school.

Ideally after a student writes primary leavings exams, his is supposed to move on to high school, but since these girls don’t have funds to go on to high school they decide to repeat primary seven in fear that if they are not in school they will be married off. Some of these girls have written primary leaving exams for more than 3 times.

The girls are from a Northern Uganda in a district called Pader. Pader registers the highest number of child marriage cases in Uganda. The district is poverty stricken with very low literacy levels. There are mostly government run schools and most of the pupils graduating from Primary school will not afford to go to secondary school or afford a vocational skills course.

After repenting primary seven for many years, taking them to Secondary school may not pay off in a short run as its costly and they would have to go through 4 years to get certified with a certificate that would enable them to join higher institutions of learning. When asked what they would want to pursue, most of them preferred the vocational skills training which would help them to be self-employed upon graduation and allow them to help their siblings and families.

The district has many girls who have asked for our supported with vocational skills training. However due to limited funds, we chose to sponsor a few of this year. After a number of interviews and home visits, our team has carefully selected 10 girls that we hope with your support we can reach out to and have them enrolled in vocational skills courses.

We there invite you to join with us this February in helping these girls receive the education they need. Please donate to help save the future of these wonderful girls.

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