University of Rwanda College of Arts and Social Sciences
WHY THIS CAMPAIGN
Inspiring girls program, run by Amahoro foundation, aims to provide psychological healing for 68 underprivileged girls who missed education opportunities due to early pregnancies. The program will provide these girls with soft skills, tailoring and embroidery skills for them to become financially self-reliant. The Foundation is based in Rwanda’s Eastern Province, Ngoma District, and Remera Sector. The program is raising $4,160 to purchase embroidery, tailoring machines and salaries
5 Years from now, we are looking forward to have trained 1,000 young girls who currently do not have the capacity to shape their future outcomes into confident women with vocation skills that allows them to earn their livelihoods with dignity. We will achieve this through running our vocational skills training program and programs on sexual reproductive education as a preventative measure to prevent girls from unplanned pregnancies.
Since November 2018, we have been able collect data on 68 single mothers who missed education opportunities in Remera sector. We have also been able to hold focus groups with the young women and provided them with initial psychological counseling; which has allowed them to be less isolated. This new community allows the girls to share their stories with each other and enables them to make plans about their future projects while learning skills like public speaking.