To recognise International Women’s Day this month, here are five easy ways to make a big difference in the lives of Daughters, Sisters and Mothers in Uganda. This year’s International Women’s Day calls for Better Balance in every sector of our society. Here are five ways you can make a real difference to create a better balance for women in Uganda.
1. Sponsor a Girl to go to School
Did you know that girls in poor communities often miss school because of poverty? Instead of attending classes, millions of girls and women around the world have to fetch water, look after young siblings or even work to help provide the necessities for their family. We don’t think this is fair. Due to poverty when a choice has to be made between who gets an education girls often miss out simply because they are a female. Access to education shouldn’t be determined by a child’s gender, we believe that educating girls is the key to tackling poverty and ensuring that every girl gets a fair chance in life. You can give a girl the gift of education by becoming a child sponsor today, please click here to sign up to send a girl to school in Uganda.
2. Become a Girls Champion
In Uganda 3 out of every 4 girls will not finish primary school because of poverty and 4 out of every 10 girls will be married by the time they are 18, it is tough being a girl growing up with poor sanitation, lack of education and no access to sanitary products. Many have no access to education and often turn to child labour to help support their family. Kids Club Kampala is bringing hope and love to girls by providing them with access to education, monthly sanitary products, clothing and counselling support. We need your help to support more girls, you can sign up to become a Girl's Champion by giving just £10 a month. Please click here to help more girls and become a Girls Champion today.
3. Support Women to Start Their Own Business
In Uganda women are often dependent on men and can be discouraged to pursue their own career which brings financial autonomy. Kids Club Kampala aims to change this through our Women’s Initiatives, which brings together women to help each other overcome their situations of poverty through gaining new skills and a sustainable source of income. We help women to gain new vocational skills and run income generation projects. We teach women how to make various crafts and textile items which are available from our Etsy online shop. All the profits from the sales of these items go directly back to the women and help to provide them with a sustainable source of income for their families. The next time you are looking for a gift for a loved one please consider the crafts that our talented women have made. This is a perfect way to give a gift that keeps on giving.
Shona* shares what the sewing and knitting project meant to her:
“This project has raised my confidence because I have been able to learn all the things that I wanted to. I really wanted to sew baby clothes but I didn’t know how, now I can do it and it makes me feel empowered”.
4. Use Your Social Media to Support Women in Uganda
Advocating for women doesn’t have to cost a thing and if you are on social media you can share about the work we do. Firstly, ensure that you are following Kids Club Kampala on your social networks to keep up to date with all the Kids Club Kampala news. You can follow us on Facebook,Twitter and Instagram (@Kidsclubkampala). We also do a monthly newsletter and blog which you can subscribe to and get Kids Club Kampala news straight to your inbox. Simply liking, retweeting or sharing our content with people in your personal network helps us to spread the message to more potential supporters and advocates. The more people who know about us the more women we can support. Don’t underestimate the impact one share or a conversation about Kids Club Kampala can have. Although incredible progress has been made over the last several decades, we can’t stop speaking up for those in need.
5. You’re Invited to our 10th year Anniversary Ball
On Saturday 8th June Kids Club Kampala will be hosting our 10th Anniversary Ball within the beautiful setting of the Birmingham Botanical Gardens. This fantastic evening will include a three-course seated dinner, live music, DJ and dancing. As part of the event, we are also holding an auction of exclusive items and a charity raffle to help raise vital funds to support vulnerable children across slum communities in Kampala which includes our Women’s Initiative Project. Tickets are £50 per person or £480 for a table of 10, this is sure to be a popular event so please book early to avoid disappointment. Stay tuned for more information about this event as it’s not one to be missed as we celebrate a decade of bringing hope and love to children in Uganda. If you would like any more information about our 10 Year Anniversary Ball or would like to support this event in anyway please contact us today by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
We can all do our part to make this world a better place for women and girls, if you would like more information about our projects and how you can support please do not hesitate to contact us today.