Build Africa

Change the Story

Change the Story will enable 2,243 young mothers in rural Uganda to better support their children by providing access to essential services and increasing mothers’ numeracy, literacy and life skills. Gender norms will be challenged through work with 2,025 young fathers and community leaders.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 28 November 2017 to 12:00 PM, 5 December 2017

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (298316)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£40,000

Amount raised

£64,000

Donations

26

    Category

    Helping

Location

Situation

Educated mothers are healthier, have children later and take better care of their children. However Ugandan women are less likely to attend school and more likely to work without pay than men. In Oyam women are more likely to be married or have children than to be able to read and are marginalised from economic and educational opportunities. This limits their ability to care for their children and to participate effectively within the home and community, perpetuating the cycle of poverty.

Solution

The project will ensure that 2,243 young mothers are able to better support their children's wellbeing and are playing a more impactful role in their homes and communities. This will be achieved by: - Ensuring young mothers have access to health and education services; - Training young mothers in functional literacy numeracy and childcare skills; and - Ensuring male care givers and community leaders are encouraging young mothers’ participation within the home and community .