What We DoCCFU aims to educate and build the confidence of children, youth and women through our holistic education, engagement and empowerment in Masaka, Uganda. There is a HUGE need and demand for our programs to address the specific challenges faced by young people and women in urban slums and rural areas of Masaka region and in Uganda atlarge.
It is extremely difficult for poor families in Uganda to afford to send their children to school and as a result many children miss out on a vital education. At CCFU we believe that education is a basic human right and is essential to breaking the cycle of poverty, and that all children deserve the chance to learn and to have a bright future. This is the reason why we decided to help such children to be able to access education through getting education sponsorships. If you are interested to sponsor a child (ren) just get in touch and we connect you with the children of your choice.
"Education is one of the best weapon we can use to change this World" - Nelson Mandela
Girls worldwide are less likely to complete their education than boys. Girls are more likely to earn less, have poor health, and live in poverty. Girls are often overlooked and are often less empowered to fulfil their potential. Ensonga Project focuses on adolescent and young girls in schools. We give them accurate information about Menstrual Hygiene Management, about their Reproductive Health and Rights, Behavior changes among other topics that can help them reach their full potential. We also give them Re-usable Sanitary Pads because its so difficult for girls in rural areas to access sanitary pads which makes them miss school days because menstruation hence affecting their performance and sometime leads to school droup out! ‘Ensonga Project’ also include working with teenage boys as well as girls. We provide counseling for girls and boys who have been abused, neglected or need support in any way. We give teens a safe space to discuss ideas, ask difficult questions, and receive emotional support, advice and practical help.
The project is taking place in Masaka district in two sub counties of Buwunga and Mukungwe sub counties in six parishes including: Bulando, Sserinya, Kanywa, Ssamaliya, Kitenga and Kayunga. We are working with other stake holders icluding local leaders, schools, parents and government authorities to advocate for children's rights and work together to End Child Violence. We do this through setting Community Child Protection Committees (CCPC's) who work as change agent in villages and setting up school child rights clubs where we pass our information to the students.
We believe that in order to help vulnerable children it is vital to empower mothers too. Our WEP bring together women from a community to work as a group to help each other overcome their situations of poverty through saving groups. For the young women in our community, especially young mothers, CCFU tackles the cycle of poverty that leaves women economically dependent on men. The Young Women’s Economic Empowerment Program targeting disadvantaged young women so that they can become economically empowered through business trainings, financial skills, small start-up capital, and the facilitation of a savings group.
This project is targeting the in and out of school communities of young people ages between 14-24 who are vulnerable to STDs, HIV/AIDS, Child Marriage, Teenage Pregnancy, Gender Based Violence and all related issues caused by limited or no access to their Sexual Reproductive Health & Rights (SRHR) information and services. Empowering young people to exercise their Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights and help they make better informed choices. We also empower them through developmental life skills. Activities focus on youth-led media, youth rights, and youth involvement in the end of new HIV infections and community decision-making, and other methods.
CCFU through Awake Youth Camp young people are empowered to make informed life decisions & choices, develop life skills including financial literacy and give them exposure for which they can achieve their full potential. The primary target of the conference are school going young people between 14-19 years and the secondary target are the school going young people 20-24 and the teens who are out of schools, it takes place December 2019 at Notre Dame High School, Nyendo-Masaka. And this years (2019) event will take on 5th-7th December 2019 (from Thursday-Saturday)
Theme: "Empower young people to unlock their potential"
Is a campaign advocating for the young people to say no and totally to abstain from drugs and those who started to stop using them, sensitizing them about their effects. And give them counseling sessions and also refer those who are already victims for rehabilitation in the existing rehabilitation centers.
This campaign is targeting the school going girls between the ages of 13-19 years specifically in secondary school and sensitize them about their Sexual Reproductive Health & Rights (SRHR) and its related issues to help them make informed life choices on these issues that are affecting them because of lack of accurate information on their SRHR. The aim of this campaign is to overcome teenage pregnancies & child marriages among the school going young girls who are underage.