Posts Tagged: Uganda

Send a chicken to an African Woman
28th March 2020

Send a chicken to an African Woman

We need your assistance to help women in rural Uganda increase their income from 40p to £1.75 a week. That’s just 25 p a day and half the price of a daily newspaper here in the UK but £1.75 is the amount of money a woman in Uganda needs to send three children to a …

Menstrual Hygiene in the Community
28th March 2020

Menstrual Hygiene in the Community

A menstrual hygiene report carried out in Uganda showed that girls in rural areas miss 3 to 5 days of school each month during their menstrual periods, staying home using strips of toilet paper or old rags. This leads to poor school performance and eventually school dropouts A menstrual hygiene report carried out in Uganda …

Menstrual Hygiene in rural Uganda
15th March 2020

Menstrual Hygiene in rural Uganda

The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) have come to an end and world leaders are currently in New York where they are discussing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that will replace them in January 2016. There is a specific goal about women, Goal number 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls Rural women and girls in Uganda still …

Menstrual Hygiene Management in Ntungamo secondary schools
12th March 2020

Menstrual Hygiene Management in Ntungamo secondary schools

On 28 May 2016, we launched a Menstrual Hygiene Management program (MHM)  in Ntungamo SW Uganda with a view to ensuring that women and girls manage their monthly period in a hygienic way. This involves ensuring that girls and women have access to information about menstruation as well as access to clean and safe menstrual absorbents. As …

Skills for girls- what have we achieved so far?
7th March 2020

Skills for girls- what have we achieved so far?

  The future These examples indicate that there is a demand for practical skills for girls who for whatever reason cannot continue in formal education. In addition that such skills gives girls an option when they transition into adulthood. For our part we would like to continue providing these workshops free of charge. You can …

Diary goats updates
29th February 2020

Diary goats updates

 The goat loan project presents an opportunity for widows to learn about dairy goat keeping and apply this newly acquired knowledge by caring for a 50% crossbreed female dairy goat until the offspring(s) of its first lactation is/are weaned. At that point, she will have to return the kid(s) to LTHT and the female goat …

International Day of the girl Child
29th February 2020

International Day of the girl Child

11 October is International Day of the  Girl Child.. One of the reason we exist is to ensure that girls are not disadvantaged socially and economically because of their gender. Whilst I am happy to celebrate the Girl Child, I really wish we didn’t need days like this. The reason for this is articulated by …

Not In Education Employment or Training- NEETS
28th February 2020

Not In Education Employment or Training- NEETS

In 2014 nearly 69% of Uganda’s population was under years of age, and this has implications for unemployment and poverty amongst young people. The Uganda’s National Bureau of statics (UBOS) reports that amongst 18-30 year olds 57% are self employed, 24% work for some one, of those in employment 63% work in agriculture, 29% in the …

Educating Girls about Menstruation and Menstrual Hygiene
28th February 2020

Educating Girls about Menstruation and Menstrual Hygiene

  The organisers of Menstrual Hygiene Day say that although there has been a lot of good work on Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) either currently underway or already completed, we are a long way off from achieving an even playing field for girls and women worldwide. Menstruation stigma persists in some parts of the world …

Who are the Ultra Poor?
28th February 2020

Who are the Ultra Poor?

The Ultra Poor are defined as those people who live on less than 50 cents a day. On 9 December 2015, the media here in the United Kingdom was preoccupied by the Ultra Poor. This is because of a report launched that day by the charity BRAC   at a lecture hosted London School of Economics (LSE) . The lecture …

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