How do we empower young girls?
Social-emotional learning and soft skills development for vulnerable secondary school girls
FICH's main education intervention is the LEAD Girls program. LEAD stands for Leadership, Education, Access, and Discovery and the goal of this project is to create a community of self-reliant, innovative, and productive girls in Northern Uganda by building girls’ holistic skill set and helping parents and teachers to better support them.
We accept vulnerable girls in their second year of secondary school into the LEAD program
Girls attend weekly mentoring sessions
The sessions develop a girls holistic skill set
Mentor Teachers are trained on social-emotional learning and provide support while girls are at school
Discovering the opportunities around her
Parents/guardians are mentored to better support their daughter financially and developmentally
Girls attain soft skills required for employment or further education and have a strong foundation of teachers and parents
Improved academic & employment outcomes
Girls join an alumni network of other LEAD graduates who are employed, business owners, university graduates, and leaders
Conflict-affected Girls Mentor Program
The Conflict-affected Girls Mentor program was created to support in-school and out-of-school girls who were affected by the conflict in Northern Uganda. The program offered psycho-social support, educational materials, and business skills to the beneficiaries.
Are Our Children Learning?
In partnership with Luwezo, FICH implemented a study of the education system in Northern Uganda. The study highlighted many of the gaps that currently exist in the education system and provided local leaders with recommendations to overcome these challenges.