Elsa Uganda Help the Girl Child go back to School to Empower Women
Teenage pregnancies have been on the rise in Uganda since the country was forced to declare a lockdown in March 2020 due to the Covid outbreak.
Busoga region where Budondo sub county is located was among the most affected with 8000 teenage pregnancies recorded. The figure was recorded by the ministry of gender which started keeping track of the unfortunate phenomenon in 20
“We want to give a hand in skilling these young mothers so as they can also look after their children,” Musasizi noted.
Schools that we Work With
- Wanyange Girls Secondary School
- PMM Girl Secondary School
- Rehoboth Integrated High School
- New Hope Secondary School
- Lord's Meade Secondary School
The founder of the school Meblone Mutekanga said she set up the school with the aim of giving back to the community. She said, “These girls face challenges in the community like discrimination, people who laugh at them all the time a reason why we gathered them to rebuild their confidence, educate them.”
Meblone said that the school is constrained by its limited resources as the number of girls who continue to turn up at the school with similar unplanned pregnancies and its consequences grows.
She said she hopes the government can render more assistance to schools like Good Hope which are taking children back to school who became parents themselves.
On International Women’s Day, Meblone urged all members of society to think hard and act towards easing the situation of the girl child.