Education

Gejja works to promote the education of marginalized girls by providing educational sponsorships and support to former school drop-outs.

Educational Support

In Uganda, women are spending eight hours every day on average on unpaid domestic labor such as cooking and cleaning, catching firewood and water, and taking care of children and elders. This leaves them with very little time to earn their own income and makes them highly dependent on their husband or family. As a result, many women are limited in making their own decisions and improving their life situation. We support marginalized women in rural Uganda, in particular single mothers and widows, to start their own business in order to become economically independent and be able to make their own decisions. We equip them with important skills  to run a business sustainably and successfully. Currently, we have 135 women working with GEJJA in different kind of fields: craft- and organic soap making, practicing permaculture, reusable sanitary pad & baby diaper production and wine making.

Sending marginalized girls back to school.

At Gejja we strongly believe, that educating a girl means educating a whole society. If girls are able to go to school and receive a good education, they have more chances to compete in life, find paid employment, increase on their health and provide a better future for their children. We give educational support to marginalized girls in rural Uganda, in particular former school drop-outs and young mothers, by paying school fees, requirements and other school related necessities, in order to allow them to finish their education.

Sending marginalized girls back to school.

At Gejja we strongly believe, that educating a girl means educating a whole society. If girls are able to go to school and receive a good education, they have more chances to compete in life, find paid employment, increase on their health and provide a better future for their children. We give educational support to marginalized girls in rural Uganda, in particular former school drop-outs and young mothers, by paying school fees, requirements and other school related necessities, in order to allow them to finish their education.

Gender Mainstreaming

Uganda has one of the youngest and fastest growing populations in the world. More than 70% are below the age of 30 years. Women give birth to 5.6 children on average. Many of them are single mothers or teenagers, who face challenges to sustain themselves and their families due to structural inequalities. In addition, 84% of Uganda´s population resides in rural areas instead of developed urban cities. Traditional roles and values, high gender inequality and little economic possibilities in the rural environment limit the capabilities of women and girls to finish school, engage in formal employment and unleash their potentials. To correspond to prevailing gender roles, women do the majority of domestic labor, such as cooking, cleaning and fetching water, leaving little time to earn an income or engage in higher education.

Education Success Stories

In order for a young woman to thrive, we have to invest in her future.