Share Child Opportunity Eastern and Northern Uganda (SCOEN) works in Teso Sub Region in East Norther Uganda to advance the rights of children and equality for girls, young women now and for generations. We are committed to children and young people living a life of equality, justice and dignity, and that the solutions we develop to support these are sustainable in the long-term. Since we were founded in 2010, we have assisted 32 communities. For example, just last year we helped Atelamoti community by protecting their spring well and constructed 2 VIP latrines in 2 public school in Soroti county.
Just recently, the GlobalGiving Foundation selected us to participate in its Accelerator, a fundraising opportunity for nonprofit organizations around the world.
In order to succeed, we must raise $5,000 from 40 donors by September 29, 2017 at midnight EDT. If we meet this threshold, we will be permanently featured on GlobalGiving’s website, where we have the potential to benefit from corporate relationships, exposure to a new donor network, and access to dozens of online fundraising tools.
Please help us reach the threshold of $5,000 from 40 donors! Be one of the first people to make a donation at https://goto.gg/28898 project entitled Girl-Friendly Latrine to Boost School Attendance! Your donation will help 5 public schools shall serve as role models in providing girls' sanitation facilities and capacity building for 2000 rural young but sexually maturing girls. Menstrual management, drop-outs for girls are expected to reduce considerably. 5 girl-friendly latrines constructed in 5 schools with washing facilities and clean water will ensure school attendance of girls during menstruation and increase the number of girls with qualifications.
At school, girls are faced with poor facilities -inadequate water for washing, lack of soap, no privacy and non-functioning or insufficient toilets. This reduces school attendance and often leads to girls dropping out of school during their menstrual periods. Adolescent girls are often absent from school due, in part, to inadequate water, sanitation facilities. At all times, girls need facilities that provide privacy, security to avoid risk of harassment.
We’re also going to need your help spreading the word! Please share this opportunity with your friends and family! Thank you!