Teen Girls Project

Help prevent the community’s teenage girls from further deprivation because of their biological sex.

Things are tough enough for the children and adults that we work with but girls reaching adolescence have particular needs to meet. For example many girls across Uganda miss out on schooling due to a shortage of sanitary products and underwear during their monthly menstruation cycle. Without the right education this may also be a time of fear and confusion for them. As well as supplying the necessary sanitary products it is our vision to provide well-being education and sex education to both teen boys and girls to help prevent unplanned pregnancies and sexually transmitted disease. All too often young women are unable to reach their educational potential due to early motherhood. With your help we also hope to improve the situation for the young women by empowering them through general and occupational education. Furthermore we aim to provide support and training to young single parent families so that they can make a better life for themselves and their children.

We are seeking educational sponsorship for three adolescent girls under our care. Betty (14), Jesca (16)and Kevina (19) have now completed their education at Starlight Family School.  However this is a vulnerable time for girls of this age as without being engaged in full time education or work the likelihood of being pressured into sexual relationships resulting in early motherhood are high. Starlight Family would like to support these girls to enrol in local high schools to continue their general education or as in the case of Kevina to enrol in a local technical school to learn a skill such as hairdressing, catering or tailoring. As well as decreasing the chances of unwanted pregnancy this will improve their future prospects in general. The cost of enrolment in the cheapest high schools here in the Kiboga district is $150 per semester and there are three semesters in the year. If you would like to help then please donate through PayPal and message us here on FB or else via email (friendsofstarlightfamilyuk@gmail.com) to let us know that the donation is specifically to support these girls