HELP US PREVENT TEENAGE PREGNANCY DURING COVID LOCKDOWN IN UGANDA ($9,000)
The purpose of this crowdfunding campaign is to raise $9,000 to fight the staggering amount of abuse and pregnancy cases of teenage girls during the Covid-19 lockdown in Uganda.
Globally, COVID‐19 lockdowns have put children, especially girls under threat of sexual, physical and emotional abuse and neglect.
Uganda has implemented one of the most stringent lockdowns, while banning transportation, social gatherings and closing schools, markets and places of worship.
The lockdown has affected more than 15 million Ugandan children and young adults attending kindergarten, primary, secondary school along with colleges and universities. Now they are forced to be prisoners in their own homes all over the country.
Data gathered from government and child welfare organizations indicates that the psychosocial impacts of COVID‐19 have very adversely affected the living conditions of children, especially girls, limiting their access to basic needs such as food, education and health care.
There is a lack of social support, thus putting children at an increased risk of different forms of child abuse. Since the beginning of the COVID‐19 lockdown in Uganda in March 2020, there has been an increase in child abuse cases, defilement and early marriages of young girls have been heavy issues.
Increased terrible cases of physical and sexual abuse of children, early marriages and child labor have been reported in different parts of the country. As a result, young girls have been forced to get married while the majority of the impregnated girls have been abandoned by the impregnators and the girl’s parents, due to which the girls have been deeply traumatized, developing various mental issues.
To strengthen child protection and to mitigate of teenage pregnancy and early marriage cases during the COVID‐19 pandemic, we have created this crowdfunding campaign to raise funds ($35,000) for enhancing community awareness by organizing radio talk shows, radio drama shows, and psychosocial counseling sessions with minimal but permitted numbers, early detection and effective management and referral of child abuse cases.
On Sunday 6th June 2021 , president Yoweri Museveni announced fresh restrictions as part of measures to control the COVID-19 transmissions in the country in face of the second wave of the pandemic.
Among the fresh restrictions, was the closure of all educational institutions across the country for 42 days effective June 7 as the ministry of health studies the situation.
However, primary and secondary school administrators say that learners were affected during the first lockdown and this is exhibited in the high cases of teenage pregnancies, early marriage, school dropout and poor grades registered during their examination.
How your contribution will be used
Your donations will help us enhance community awareness through conducting radio talkshows, radio drama, psychosocial counseling sessions, early detection and effective management and referral of child abuse cases.
We’ve, therefore, put up this fundraising campaign to solicit your financial support, and if you may help us at this critical time, Ugandan community and I will be very grateful. We know that times are tough for everyone during this covid 19 pandemic, but any support you can offer, will be highly appreciated.
Whether it is $5, $10, $50, $500, $1000, $5,000 or any other amount, we appreciate any donation that you make to support this community of teenage mothers and their children. No amount is too low or too high. Give as much as you like, and we‘ll be very grateful. The small contribution you make creates a big change in the lives of these girls.
If you cannot donate at this time, please help us in sharing this campaign and especially its video with everyone you know. Sharing is free, but it can help us connect with more people who can contribute to this fundraiser. Share it on social media, and we’ll be very grateful. You can start your own fundraising as a family, company or an organization to raise funds to save the situation here in ugamda.Thank you for reading and supporting us.
Uganda is in the second phase of lock down that has left 56,949 tested positive and 402 dead to COVID 19 .
Starting with May 2021, the country is registering an increase in over 1200 infections and admissions of 200 per week. This lock down the numbers of abuse cases are likely to triple.
We humbly ask for your generous support towards this noble cause. We ask the business community, entrepreneurs, educational and religious institutions, media outlets, musicians, charity, non-profit organizations and people with good will to contribute towards our cause. Yourdonation would make a big difference in transforming Ugandan community & behavioral change for the better. Our slogan is: “Intervene To Delay Marriage, Secure A Bright Future”.
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