Congratulations to our 2016 Scholarship Awardees!
May 2, 2016
Girl Up Initiative Uganda
Thanks to the generosity and support of the Stone Family Foundation, Girl Up Initiative Uganda (GUIU) has awarded 10 girls from our 240 cohort with a one-year scholarship. This will enable the selected students to stay in primary school, and also get the Girl Up experience to help secure their futures.
Supporting girls' education lies at the heart of Girl Up Initiative Uganda's mission and vision, and so it made sense for us to invest in addressing what we identified as a major barrier to education for many of the girls we are trying to reach - financial constraints. Many of the girls that have been unable to complete our Adolescent Girls Program program have also dropped out of school, because their parents or guardians could not afford school fees and/or would rather have their daughter at home to complete household chores.
This scholarship program also complements GUIU's work that we began in Gulu in Northern Uganda to facilitate school sponsorships for two secondary school girls for our partner organization Project Hope.
Here are the girls that we are supporting with primary school scholarships for this year!
Ultimately, Girl Up Initiative Uganda believes that what needs to be tackled are the socio-cultural, political, and economic root