(L) Candidates who KIFA has prepared to sit for Primary Leaving to go for Secondary School, on the (R) Girls who are now in the higher level of Education, they all went through and it as for the first time in history for such a miracle to happen in the school that finished 10 years plus without getting such a wonderful results that these girls got.  

Girl Child Education Advocacy and Support

Poverty, discrimination and exploitation has keep millions of girls out of school. Half of all girls in developing countries especially Northern Uganda don’t even complete primary school.There are many barriers to educating girls. Some has to work to help their families, or stay home to care for younger siblings. Other girls simply don’t have the money for educational fees or school uniforms. Parents and communities may not understand the importance and benefits of girls’ education, or schools may not be safe places, especially for girls and other children that experience marginalisation. Early marriage practices may keep girls out of school too.

Girls and boys have the right to education. Global Kifa works to get girls into school, make sure they stay in school and supports their academic success by promoting an equitable school environment that encourages learning for both girls and boys.

We are working with most stakeholders in a girl’s life – governments, families, schools, churches, traditional leadership, boys and men and the girls themselves – to create multi-layered, holistic and sustainable programs that targets the barriers to girl’s access to education, retention in school and learning outcomes.

Education gives girls the potential to earn better wages, raise healthier and more educated children, and have a voice in her community.

Why do we take educating girls as being so important

  • An extra year of primary school education boosts girls’ eventual wages by 10–20 per cent. An extra year of secondary school adds 15–25 per cent.
  • Education is associated with increased contraception use, less underage premarital sex and lower HIV/AIDS risks.
  • When a girl in the developing world receives seven years of education, she marries four years later and has 2.2 fewer children.
  • Women invest 90 per cent of their income in their households, as opposed to men’s 30-40 per cent, leading to healthier, better educated children and families.
  • Women’s labor force participation can lead to reduced poverty, greater political participation, increased agency and assertion of their rights at the household and community levels.