Am Javis. Need your help to combat the high rate of teenage pregnancy in Buwenge Jinja district .The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted all aspects of life in Uganda, resulting in school closures, loss of jobs, and disruptions in access to health and social services. But no group has felt the effects of the pandemic more than adolescent girls! When the country went into lock down in 2020, there were a huge increase in teenage pregnancy attributed to disruption to programs that support access to sexual reproductive health information and services to schoolgirls. Additionally, poverty has led to some parents to marry off their daughters in order to make money to survive this 17 percent spike in teenage pregnancies between March 2020 and June 2021.
The aims to train the teenage mother’s in skills like tailoring and agriculture so as to earn a living to take care of the young ones. In so doing this will help in eradicating poverty and empowering them to access services like education for a better future.
It will target teenage mothers in Buwenge Jinja district because in almost every household you got in the area there are at least two teenage mothers and girls which is very alarming and has huge consequences on the village, area, district and country as a whole.
On ground I have provided gift packages to support them during the festive season but they need a sustainable way to cater for their needs.
Need your help of $2000 to help support 8 teenage mothers in skills development in tailoring and agriculture so that they gain their self esteem and empower them to provide for themselves and their families. Thank you and your support will be appreciated.
Train the girl child train a nation.