Girl Up Uganda's 2019 Impact
Because of you, we have touched the lives of 14,453 Ugandan girls, boys,
youth, parents, teachers, local leaders, and community members through our
education, health, leadership, and economic empowerment programs.
from the Adolescent Girls Program
of Mazuri Hub graduates
now have high
Free Sexual Health Services
"I am going to encourage other girls to fight for their dreams."
Cissy, 15 years old, Big Sister
There are some things in life that are planned, and others that are full of surprises! This year, we planned for new and exciting additions to our programs, and were amazed by unplanned excitements: like our visit with Oprah!
In October, Oprah Winfrey generously invited, co-founders Monica and Kimberly, to her home to share in a conversation on the power of girls to change the world and how organizations such as Girl Up Initiative Uganda can support and encourage girls despite their often traumatic and difficult upbringings.
Our First Big
Our dream of holding a residential camp for our Big Sisters (alumni of the Adolescent Girls Program) was realized in May 2019! 210 girls converged for a 4-day camp where they laughed, learned, danced, and were inspired to continue on their mentorship and leadership journeys.
Ni-Yetu for 5 More Years!
GUIU was selected by Plan International Uganda to join the next five-year framework of the Ni-Yetu Youth Program from 2019 to 2024! Over the next five years, we will collaborate with peer educators and community structures to promote sexual and reproductive health and rightss!
LOOKING FORWARD TO 2020
We are ready for our biggest year yet as we plan to:
~ Empower 1,600 girls with transformational education
~ Engage 560 boys to be gender advocates
~ Train 100 teachers on child and gender-friendly school policies
~ Develop vocational skills for 45 young women
AND MUCH MORE!