- The Mentorship Project
- Most of the rural Ugandan children have been aand are unable to complete high school, only 0.5% will continue further after high school for a tertiary training and graduate at a diploma level. This has been and is due to the effects of chronic poverty, HIV, cultural beliefs that education is wasted on girls,long distance walks to schools, lack of privacy and sanitary support for the girls, domestic violence among others.
- Although these girls currently live in situations where they have little hope for a future that doesn't include poverty and/or marriage at a young age, they have dreams of becoming educated, independent women who can effect change in Uganda in a variety of ways.
- Rural Girl Child Mentorship Uganda (RGCM Uganda) project is a one on one girl-to-mentor global nonprofit Mentorship program which helps poor rural Ugandan girls attend school and work toward achieving their dreams. Each rural Ugandan girl is connected to a Mentor who pays her school fees in Secondary and Tertiary/ University levels and also helps nurture her vision for a brighter future. Today, we've 67 girls enrolled since Jan 2012 with over 1612 pending applications from highly motivated but poorest-vulnerable girls who we are currently are unable to support due to lack of funds
- The Mentorship project is growing so fast and is being widely known from the grassroots to international levels. The community has learned to appreciate this project and are now working together with us to support the education of their children. It was such a struggle working with the community from November 2011 to May 2012, after witnessing that indeed their children had been taken to boarding schools and returned safely, they started embracing the project
- We are very grateful to the Mentors, individuals, schools, groups of people and Organizations who have joined us from across the globe to Mentor and support these girls towards achieving their dreams.
- Why this mentor project?
- As the Founder of Rural Girl Child Mentorship Uganda (RGCM Uganda) project, I have empathy for these girls. Ten years ago, I had little hope of attaining an education or acquiring a decent job. After staying home for two years due to a lack of school fees, I was extremely fortunate to find a mentor in the United States. She helped me finish my high school education and continued to support me in many ways while I pursued my dream of a bachelor's degree in Information Technology. Now that I have graduated, I have a good job and am able to support my mother and my 16 nieces and nephews. I am also now able to assist my community.
- For more information about how to become a Mentor, click here
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