By Olivia Nabaggala
26th Sept 2022
Kampala Capital City Authority –KCCA with support from UNICEF has launched the implementation of an urban Social Protection for adolescent girls dubbed “Girls Empowering Girls” (GEG) to support safe girls’ transition into adulthood; receive education, training and empowerment to achieve their goals.
The programme supports both in-school and out-of-school adolescent girls living in Kampala, empowering them through a network of peer mentors, engaging them through education, training to help them pursue better opportunities for their future through a small cash transfer.
While launching the program at Kasubi Church of Uganda Primary School, the Director Gender at KCCA, Godwin Gumisiriza revealed that the program will reduce school dropouts among girls since they will be receiving funds to buy scholastic materials for themselves such as uniforms, pads among others.
He also adds that this program will be moved to 14 selected schools under KCCA in 16 parishes and girls from primary six will be benefiting from this program as they will be recovering 160,000 every term and those in secondary will receive 240,000 every term.
The Head Teacher of Kasubi Church of Uganda Primary School Lokobowamu Ssengabi applauded KCCA for the support and appealed to them to also come up with various programs aimed at helping boys.