Empowering Women and Young Girls to Overcome Injustice and Poverty
Rockflower Commitment: Fund vocational programs to improve employment opportunities for 172 women and 235 girls through education and training.
Location: Namasura, Uganda
A small community of 50 women members Hope for the Future is the epitome of a vibrant civil society organization initiated by 10 women in the community of Namusara, Uganda. Integrating all five of Rockflower’s keys, Hope for the Future initiates programs and projects using local solutions and a holistic approach. Through the support of vocational training for the unskilled, unemployed and vulnerable women in this district, this project will provide opportunities for those earning less than a dollar a day to increase earning potential to at least $3 per day. Through the provision of sewing and knitting machines and facilities and trainers there is real opportunity for this small but catalytic investment to improve employment opportunities for young girls from 3% to 8% by 2017.
About Hope for the future Organization
Hope for the Future Organization, a non-governmental organization founded in July 2001 and registered in August 2004 working towards community development and human rights. The idea was initiated by 10 women in the community to handle problems affecting women, young girls and their dependants by using local solutions and holistic approaches.
The organization has 50 registered members and has founded three local community schools - Jack and Jill in Namasuba – Kikajjo, Destiny Primary School in Kigungu -Bunoko, and Hillside Infant and Primary School.
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