Pilot Projects in Uganda
Updated: Oct 2, 2022
Benice Women Uganda: https://www.bernicewomen.org/
“Empowering women economically and personally in the changing world of work in the fight against domestic and gender-based violence...” – Bernice Women.
Bernice Women started in 2015 as a social support group of career women who had been experiencing violence. Bernice means “victorious,” which is a fitting name for such women. The group grew to 50 women by the end of 2016.
Bernice Women‘s strategy is to empower women to take charge of economic sustainability and personal development to end violence. The group has led campaigns against domestic, sexual and gender-based violence in homes, workplaces and society.
BERNICE WOMEN Social support group organizes expos to give more knowledge to career women under the themes such as “SUPERWOMAN” for economic, sustainable and personal development. Bernice Women is privileged to celebrate women and uplift victims and survivors. To end violence, we organize EXPOs, since one of the biggest causes of violence in homes and workplaces is finances, disease etc...To learn and partner with health bodies, Trade, Educationalists, Nutritionists, Health and fitness, economic and financial empowerment etc... It will create awareness, end stigma and shame around women and the public who struggle to learn about their economic situations, among others.
2. School and Farming Project
In Uganda, 41% of people live in poverty, and almost half of Uganda’s population is under the age of 15, representing one of the youngest populations in the world.
Most people in Uganda live below the poverty line and face many problems, including the lack of food and shelter, inadequate health care, unsafe drinking water, poor education and unemployment. The struggle of the poor starts in the womb. The child in the womb suffers from the consequences of malnutrition in the mother. Families living in such a state are daily wage laborers. They are unable to fetch their square meal a day. Some parents admit their children to school but cannot continue taking them to school because they cannot pay the fees for school. That's the reason the children are school dropouts. Despite planned development and special provision for the accelerated socio-economic development of neglected/disadvantaged sections, the issue of orphan and underprivileged children is not adequately addressed. Therefore, we envisage mainstreaming poor children in the national building by providing care, support and protection in our children’s homes. Poverty has consistently been recognized as the primary cause of disease, death, and disability. Recently, the World Health Organization (WHO) stated that poverty is the “ruthless killer.” We want to change that. The project aims to address their shelter, food, education, and health development:
To provide an opportunity for orphans and poor children to live in a friendly atmosphere with parental love to pursue their education.
To provide food, shelter, education and clothing for orphans and needy children.
To provide medical care for the children living in the home.
To impart moral values to children to strengthen them to become self-reliant in the home.
To provide a quality of life that enables residents to retain their independence, identity and sense of value.
To liberate rural women from economic bondage/dependency and poverty and from marginalization to liberate them economically.