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Welcoming Students from the IHP Social Entrepreneurship Program

This week, our team was thrilled to welcome four students from the IHP Social Entrepreneurship Program. The International Honors Program (IHP) focuses on Social Entrepreneurship: Technology, Innovation, Design and Social Change and is run by the School for International Training (SIT), based in Vermont. Girl Up Initiative Uganda was identified by the IHP Social Entrepreneurship Program as an NGO suited for the students to learn about how organizations are addressing educational challenges in Uganda. Four students, three young women and one young man, visited our office and projects for two days to study our social model and understand how it directly impacts the lives of participants. They w

Scholarship Recipient Stories: Catch Up with the 2016 Awardees!

Last year, thanks to a generous donation from the Stone Family Foundation and their commitment to girls’ education, Girl Up Initiative Uganda awarded 10 adolescent girls from the 2016 cohort with a one-year scholarship. Those selected were economically challenged and showed devotion towards academic excellence, as well as active participation in the different activities of the Adolescent Girls Program. The school scholarship support enabled the girls to continue their studies in primary school by covering their school fees that their parents and guardians were not able to pay. Our school scholarship program aims to support the basic education for girls living in slum areas of Kampala. By hav

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