A FEW WORDS ABOUT US
Girl Child Network is a community-based activist development organization that seeks to promote the rights and empowerment of the girl child in the home, school and community. We envision a society where girls are empowered and enjoy their rights with support from whole communities, so as to realize the fullness of their potential.
Our mission is to support girls through educational empowerment, prevention of child rights abuses, rehabilitation of abused girls and the promotion of girls’ talents. Today, our organization reaches thousands of girls with our programs.
DONATE AND CHANGE SOMEONE'S LIFE
GProvide school fees for 1 girl for a year $160
Provide a start-up kit for a small business $100
Provide 1 girl with a skill $50
Establish and maintain a savings and loan association (minimum 10 members) for 1 year $350
Establish and maintain an empowerment club for 1 year $400
GIRLS' EMPOWERMENT CLUBS
We have created 3 programs that are unique to GCN Uganda in order to support girls to become empowered community members and citizens. These programs are run through the Girl Child Network Empowerment Club model with the end goal of supporting girls’ confidence, knowledge, and abilities to be leaders and advocates.
GIRLS AT RISK SUPPORT PROGRAM
The Girls At Risk Program is designed to offer relief and support services to girls who have experienced emotional, physical, and sexual abuse. We provide individual and group counseling, emergency planning, and information and referral services to girls who have experienced defilement, atrocities during the war in northern Uganda, physical violence, sexual assault, and torture.
The Opportunity Program provides VSLA training, start-up kits, and micro-loans to girls who have no means to earn a living. Clubs maintain 100% of the management of their VSLAs. All clubs are trained under this program to increase girls’ financial management skills. GCN has trained more than 2,000 girls and assisted many of them in their own small businesses.
WOMEN ROLE MODELS PROGRAM
The WRM Program combines concepts of corporate social responsibility, community service, and youth empowerment by focusing on engaging women leaders to give back to youth through the investment of intellectual and financial resources.