DONATE to save the future of young vulnerable girls already victims and at a risk of falling victims of child marriage and teenage pregnancy. (Any contribution matters and can be used to create a change)
*STATEMENTS FROM THE VICTIMS*
The man bought me a bottle of soda, a cake, gave me 2000 UGX and promised to buy me a dress. I had sex with him, I conceived and now thinking of abortion but life is hard (Primary Five, 13 year old Josephine narrated).
During menstruation, the man got me pads (Sanitary towels), after he asked me to reward him, we had sex and I got pregnant. (Josephine’s friend of the same school narrated).
He used to come to our house and did whatever he wanted with me and when I got pregnant, he is nowhere to be seen. (Josephine’s friend of the same school narrated).
I Loteleni Kauko Shikulo, having been touched by the statements above, I related them to what was and is happening around my neighborhood and within my community. I decided to support efforts of a nonprofit organisation (Casey Foundation) to fight and end child marriage and teenage pregnancy. The esteemed team have designed strategies for intervention, and as a Volunteer, I hereby appeal to you for a donation to support these interventions, thanks for giving.
CASEY FOUNDATION is a non-profit organisation established as a public call from the communities to address the ever increasing cases of child marriage and teenage pregnancy in Uganda.
We needs your help to address this challenge among young girls who have greatly been victims of this problem due to factors such as poverty, limited access to education, poor enforcement of laws against child abuse among others.
This has been made worse by the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic which has made survival completely difficult. Young girls thus end up engaging in sexual behaviors so as to access basic needs of life like sanitary towels during menstruation, food, clothing among others.
4 in 10 girls have fallen victims of this problem during this period of the virus and the numbers are increasing so fast. Idle and redundant mature men have continued to defile, abuse and make these young girls pregnant in exchange for life needs and the laws to prosecute these criminals are poorly enforced.
It is on this note that we seek funds to help eliminate this challenge through advocacy, empowerment, education among other measures. The worry of ever increasing rates have established this undesirable condition as an emergency and therefore seek for urgent action to obtain funds needed to effect this project by November 2020.
This project is human centered therefore we closely cooperate with the beneficiaries and stake holders when making decisions. We present to you the measures and strategies to address this problem which include; education and sensitization of community members about the dangers and effects of child marriage and teenage pregnancy through organizing public lectures, television and radio shows, public meetings.
Empowering Young Girls with information ,skills and support networks for example formation of school health clubs and strengthening the already existing ones to help them solve challenges that could lead them to risks of being victims of child marriage and teenage pregnancy, encouraging enforcement of supportive laws and policies against child abuse particularly on child marriage and teenage pregnancy, enhancing girls access to high quality education through providing skills like bakery, catering, tailoring, engineering etc. Partnering with community stake holders like priests, local council leaders and other organisations to inspire and influence these young girls.
We hope to raise funds for this project through carrying out campaigns on social media that solicit for group or individual funding, running campaigns on various crowdfunding platforms like Gogetfunding and Globalgiving, local donations and contributions from our staff, community groups and other various stake holders, partnering with other NGOs for funds and in similar project activities, writing proposals that seek for government grants and grants from various international funders like world bank, European Union, Mama Cash and seeking individual donations both locally and internationally.
Thanks a lot for your help!!!
Loteleni Kauko Shikulo