It was all joy for girls in 10 primary schools in Buliisa District, when we launched our Social Emotional Learning project with thanks to the financial support of the Alan and Nesta Ferguson Charitable Trust. At the heart of this project lies a beacon of hope for girls who have low self-esteem and confidence which undermines their ability to pursue education in the face of challenges, such as family pressure to work or marry. In the project they will acquire independent life skills and be equipped with the knowledge and tools enabling them to decide their own future life path.
The authorities at the district welcomed the project and signed the MOU pledging their support. Over 1,600 learners, 960 girls and 640 boys, will directly benefit. Of those, 432 girls were identified as most at risk of dropping out and will be supported to stay in school. Additionally, this project will, , ensure children are safeguarded and will receive an inclusive and equitable education.