Forum for African Women Educationalists - Uganda Chapter

"21 Years of Enhancing Girls' and Women's Education for Development" FAWE Uganda 1997-2018


FAWEU entered into a partnership with MacArthur Foundation to implement and monitor a two year project for war-affected girls in post-conflict Northern Uganda. In turn, FAWEU partnered with Christian Counseling Fellowship (CCF) on this project. It should be noted that Pader Girls’ Academy (PGA) is a school situated in Pader district that admits child mothers in a way of giving them another chance to education having started as a reception for child mothers returnees after the LRA war. In PGA, the girls are given an opportunity to come to school with their babies. The babies have caretakers during the day while the girls go to class and concentrate on their education.  

One of the activities under the project is provision of chance for vulnerable child mothers to access both formal secondary education and vocational training. In 2016 100 girls were awarded scholarships for secondary education at O’level and 50 were awarded scholarship for vocational training. As a result and in a bid to decongest the school among other activities, FAWEU in 2016 constructed a 3 classrooms block to benefit the additional number of beneficiaries recruited under a scholarship arrangement in the same school. FAWEU went ahead to provide furniture for the new classrooms with twin desks and chairs. In addition, FAWEU provided an assortment of play materials for the children of the young mothers in the kindergarten. 

Some of the girls with their babies at the children’s day care centre 

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