This is based on the fact that 2 of the MAJOR reasons for Girls' dropping out of school in Sub Saharan Africa are early marriages and Teenage pregnancies which are perpetuated by Men helped by Boys.
Hence by having them champion Girls' being in School, these challenges will be no more.
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To have a well coordinated sustainable community of diversity towards learning together, sharing solutions and developing the Africa We Want by investing in Girls' Education.
To Achieve our vision by investing in Girls' Education.
These include: Rwanda, Burundi, Zambia, Angola, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Malawi, South Africa, Swaziland, Lesotho, Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda
Each country chapter of Educate Her has a minimum of 5 member community based initiative/group/organizations working locally to support Education.
With every community group having at least 20 members who are committed to support the direct involvement of Men and Boys in Championing Girls' Education.
This was inspired by the need to learn from other young people in several countries who are uniting against Teenage Pregnancies and Child Marriages by involving Men and the Change Makers. Share what works where and support the replication of what has worked to the highly in need areas or countries while inspiring and mobilizing more players both local and national to the efforts of Education especially for Girls.
With the dedicated support team of committed young people from across the regions, we make it happen.
The coalition has the secretariat and regional Coordinators in East and Southern Africa who coordinates the regional efforts of Educate-Her. It has also country chapters where various youth lead, youth focused and youth passionate organization belong in their country to implement the interventions at the grassroots level where the desperate Girl Child we are talking about here is found. And these are coordinated by the Country Coordinators together with their teams.
The countries with country coordinators include: Angola, Botswana, Burundi, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
For details about the Qualifications, benefits and how to Become a country coordinator, please download this Document
Details of country coordinators for the Year 2019-2020 will be announced here in early February 2019
We have different Youth Community based Organisations in all countries where we have chapters. Click on a country below.
Girls In School Initiative is a Boy-Led, Boy-Run, Boy-Founded and Boy-Funded community organization supporting Girls' Education.
Cares for the valunarable orphaned children in the Rural areas of Uganda.
MUVA Elderly initiative looks at supporting children especially girl children living under Older persons house holds in Rural areas. This is because a girl child is affected more with poverty and cultural values in this families more than boys, resulting to teenage pregnancies and forced and early marriages. Therefore joining Educator her would be a great opportunity for MUVA to achieve its goal.
Working with underprivileged communities to make education accessible and significant to everyone, with special attention given to girl child so as to evolve a learned society ready to take up effective responsibilities for community safety and development.
To encourage young people express themselves through art and other means identify their talents, connect with their peers, think about present and future issues and above all make a difference.
Girls Coding Academy is a startup movement founded by Women within the Computer Science field. The academy is dedicated to educating, mentoring, innovating and equipping young women and girls with technological skills by club program, campus program and summer immersion. Our mission is to reduce the gender gap by engaging and encouraging young women and girls to participate in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths or STEM fields.
GEM Institute Inspires, Innovates and Ignites designing solutions that are context based for sustainable development, social transformation and peace building with women and girls in mind.
We have seen the need to empower women (especially girls) to express their gifts in technological aspects. Our believe is that they also can achieve greatness if they are given chance to do so and protected from the barriers that are rampant in our country Lesotho and Africa as a whole. we intent to erase the believe in peoples mindset that complex things can only be brought to success when done by men by teaching and involving them girls in technological researches and implementation of recent ideas.
She Hive Association is a non-profit making that looks after the rights and welfare of suviors of domestic voilence and those affected by it, its main objective is to advocate and lobby for empowerment of all those affected by GBV by providing them with psycho social support and ensuring that they are able to be sustainable even after the violence.
Mosetsana Oa Ka Foundation is a youth led infant organization which seeks to empower the girl child without neglecting men and boys or labeling them as the monsters of the girl empowerment initiatives. it is a he for she campaign that is set to encourage men and boys to be at the forefront of girl empowerment.
Girls Up Foundation Kenya (GUF-Kenya) is non-profit making organization founded in the year 2016 and registered in the process. The organiation is involved in diverse Advocacy, Empowerment and Developmental Initiatives in Kenya and endeavours to promote and enhance empowerment of Adolescent Youths and Young Women in areas of Education, Health, Human Rights, and socio-economic strengthening with the main mandates to offer the adolescent youths and young women who form 32% of the total population in Kenya intervention on Education, health interventions in HIV/AIDS, SRHR, Family planning, maternal child health and Gender Equality promotion.
The APFB was created in 1999 and approved in 2000 and its mission is to awaken an active awareness among the Burundian girl about the role she must play in the social, economic and political life of the country. And has a vision of "An educated, patriotic girl, financially independent and free from violence, who knows her duties and enjoys her rights by embodying the positive values of Burundian society".
We Got Your Back “WGYB”, is youth initiative that is committed to promote gender equality, peace, education, wellbeing and sustainable development by investing in promoting and empowering vulnerable, women, children and youth as well as to promote inclusive development for people with special needs defended by male .
CIDA Ethiopia has envisioned to bring about an equitable, empowered, transformed, prosperous and sustainable community in Ethiopia Our mission is to make lasting impacts on the lives of vulnerable women, children and youth in the community.
YAL is a national youth-led NGO established since 2012 and was accredited in 2013 by the Government of Liberia as a national youth-driven NGO. YAL empower, educate and elevate local young people through skills development, participation in civic responsibilities, peacebuilding initiatives and promoting reproductive health education for peer youth.
Care for the poor foundation is a youth led non profit organisation which aims to empower, support and care for the underprivileged.
New Generation Time is a Non-Governmental Organisation registered in 2017 under the Non- Governmental Origination Act N0. 16 Section 13 of 2009 of the Laws of Zambia. Its offices are situated at Chilenje Trades Institute in Chilenje, Lusaka. The main Objective of the Organisation is Child Protection. In this regard, the Organisation deals with challenges that children and the youths are facing including but not limited to Child abuse, Emotional abuse, Child labour, Sexual abuse, Child defilement, Early marriages, Teen pregnancy, Alcohol abuse, Drug abuse and Promotion Education for a girl child. The Organisation also assists children who experience tremor after their parents have divorced.
In collaboration with other Organisations the AAAZ has implemented a number of projects including literacy compaign among girls out of school, the SDGs cafe that provides young women and boys to interact and share basd practices on matters related to education.
Selantambe Popular Theatre Group is was formed in 1995 and registered with register of societies of Zambia as the youth lead organization CBO under section 2(6) of the societies Act. It was certificate number (ORS 102/85/364) The organization was formed mainly to focus on the rural community people development in various aspects especially in health sector for self-empowerment for venerable young people and adolescent who had a voice to be head, found in Ntindi Village of Nakonde district of Muchinga province, and it operation area covers to district, Nakonde and Isoka District.
Volunteers Welfare for Community Based Care of Zambia acronym as VOWAZA is a non - partisan, non - political organization, encourages informed and active participation in governancy. It works to increase understanding of major public issues and influences public policy through education and advocacy.
To actively and effectively contribute toward improved Economic, Political and Social empowerment of adolescents and youths, strengthening child protection as well as reduce high HIV infections among the youths through, HIV Prevention, Child protection, livelihood and Advocacy for effective and efficiently Implementation and communication of health programs that are aimed at promoting the well-being of youths and children as well as provision of a platform for information and knowledge sharing at Community, District and Provincial levels in the Province.
Shanduko Yeupenyu Child Care is a community based Organization (CBO) based in Epworth, situated about 15 km east of Harare, Zimbabwe. It was established in 2010 after a locally driven group of concerted individuals, came together to address the key problems in the area including poverty, scarcity of jobs, soaring crime rates, and a high death rate due to HIV and AIDS related conditions.
Morelight Youth Empowerment is a Grassroots organisation based in Epworth Harare Zimbabwe. The core business is to empower youth through advocacy and provide Sexual Reproductive health and rights services. The organisation is also provide services to victims of child sexual abuse and child marriage and education support.
An initiative standing for Education (SDG4), Educating the community about the role of education for sustainable development. Creating awareness about the SDGs and promoting active participation of young people on the SDGs. As a part of standing for education BAFI remembers the disabled people and works with the disabled to help them get access to quality education. BAFI has a passion to work with the community including the marginalized people in disadvantaged geographical regions, to work with the government, civil societies, NGOs and international organizations on standing for education for sustainable development in Africa.
Young people lack rolemodels and have low self esteem to make something of themselves. The overall goal of the IMAD is to mentor high school young males and females in rural schools, to afford them opportunities, imparting lifeskills, equipping them with gender related issues, exposing girls to wide range of careers and scarce skills and inculcate positive attitude towards self development
In response to the increase need for health and social service in the area of HIV/AIDS, Empilisweni HIV/ aids and Orphans Care Centre was established in 1999 by a group of women from different church denominations at Ndevana location near Ilitha Township. Initially the group offered prayer services to affected families regarding health care and other services they may access locally. As the women reached more and more families, this became a wake up call to all other community members to take initiative and start an organisation that will work towards assisting the community to be active in solving their own problems. The escalating number of orphans and vulnerable children was identified as another problem that was caused by the deaths due to HIV/AIDS. The idea was to assist in the provision of treatment, material assistance to orphans and vulnerable children and to infected individuals and their families.
Mount Frere Paralegal Advice Centre is an NPO established in 2007. We work with youth, adults and people with disability especially in rural areas.The organization established by dedicated Community Health Workers of Mount Frere with the aim of fighting violence and inequality of rural people who were marginalized by different factors of discrimination due to lack of access to information and lack of confidence in the field of human rights.
The organization is called Young Women Rise-YOWORI. Formed and led by young women who were once victims of school dropout due to early marriages and teen pregnancies. Having fought hard, who went back to school and graduated from the University with various degrees. Then teamed up and established this organization to fight for girl child rights and education. Aiming at reducing teen pregnancy and early marriage. For those that cannot go back to school they are being trained in tailoring and designing and an economic empowerment initiative to promote teen mothers self dependency. The organization also does model talks for the in school girls and boys and has established YOWORI clubs in school and with plans to have them to in all our universities as a way of calling up the initiative to reach out to many girls helped by boys and men.
The mission of the Center for Social Concern and Development (CESOCODE) is to create a world free from violence against girls through advocacy, mobilization, training and education.
Chitani Community Sustainable Development Organization is the Malawian grassroots organization which was established in 2004 to uplift the lives of girl child by promoting and protecting their rights. We do this through research, empowerment, awareness and advocacy.
Reach out to Girls is a Christian organization whose vision is to create a world of God-fearing educated girls. It is led by young women passionate about women empowerment at all levels. RoG has three pillars which include: Prayer and Evangelism, Girl Education and Leadership.
Platform for People Development is an organisation in Malawi that started in 2016 then by LUANAR-Bunda Campus students. The organisation successfully got registered in February, 2017. We have implemented a number of projects in Malawi starting at LUANAR-Bunda Campus. We implemented violence against women campaigns targeting girls at Bunda and communities sorrounding bunda. We have also advocated for Reproductive and Health Sex rights in some communities in Malawi.
Foundation for Rural development ( FORUD ) is a local Youth NGO that was established in 2015 . The organization got registered under the Trustees Incorporation rules at the Registrar General office under the laws of Malawi on 21 June 2016.
CCDO believes that empowering women is to empower the entire society. When women are supported and empowered, the whole society benefits. Their families are healthier, more children go to school, agricultural productivity improves and incomes increase. In short, communities become more resilient. CCDO impacts women in rural communities with skills and resources they need to be self-reliant and productive citizens, through social entrepreneurship and Agribusiness training. CCDO facilitates the establishment of loan savings village groups where women get an access to loans for small scale businesses. Our youth in rural communities are equipped with life skills, social entrepreneurship and Agribusiness training
Hope for Relief is local youth-led non profit charitable organisation working toward ending girl-child marriages by engaging men and boys, supporting girls education. It is also working with the general community on issues of health and education for them to fully support their girl child on education.
We are a starting up Young People’s community organisation firstly working on Girls’ support through mentorship, career talks and also planning to expand the Solar Lamps giving to the rural girls to support their Education so as to deter them dropping out of school.
Forum for Concerned Young People (FOCO-YOPE) is a community based youth organization which promote youth's involvement and participation in the decision making through local development structures. The Organization focuses on Good Governance, HIV/AIDS, Human Rights, Public Health, Nutrition and Food Security, Sexual Reproductive Health, Environment Conservation, Youth and women Socio-economic Empowerment.
God Cares Rights Foundation is duly registered with Malawi Government. We work with adolescent girls in primary schools in the northern region of Malawi. We started working with girls in 2013, after noticing that two girls with disabilities at Ekwendeni school for the blind were impregnated by one boy. Since then, we started counseling and guidance to girls and boys at this school. We are into 18 primary schools in Mzuzu City and Ekwendeni (Mzimba North) Child marriage is high in some districts in Malawi because of cultural norms. There is need to deconstruct cultural norms and help people change their mind set towards girls education.
Tikambe Youth organization is a non-profit making community based organization duly registered with the National Youth Council of Malawi in 2015 under the councils act of 1996. Our mission is to empower the youth and other vulnerable groups through the awareness of their rights and responsibilities and equip them with knowledge and skills related to social economic independence, education, health and gender so as to enable them contribute fully towards the National development and SDGs.
CCYD envisions a society where in young people and adults partners to maximize their potentials in community and national development that affect their lives through enhancing their capabilities and enabling them to affirm control over their life circumstances. Create a supportive socio-cultural, economic and political environment that will empower the youth to be partners in development.
Educate Her members must want to participate in the Partnership and share their expertise with other members.
All members must endorse our Mission Statement and Membership Principles.
COLLABORATE TO ADVOCATE FOR CHANGE Together, Educate Her members develop and implement advocacy strategies to urge influential bodies – such as the United Nations General Assembly, the UN Human Rights Council and the African Union – to take action on child marriage. Many members work together in their countries to advocate for relevant national laws, policies or action.
INCREASE YOUR VISIBILITY Members can raise the profile of their work by being connected to an increasingly recognized and growing global Partnership. They can benefit from opportunities to connect with journalists, and by having their work profiled on the Educate Her website and on social media. Educate Her members seize opportunities, such as International Day of the Girl Child or Day of the African Child, to speak collectively as a movement.
LEARN FROM OTHERS Educate Her provides opportunities for members to connect with other Organisations working on similar issues and share their expertise and challenges in addressing child marriage. Members can also strengthen their capacity through meetings, newsletters and on-line platforms, such as learning webinars and our resource center.
POWER IN UNITY Educate Her fosters the critical connections that help members to enhance their work. We link up Organisations working on child marriage in the same country or region, or working on similar issues. We provide opportunities for members to interact in person, as well as online through webinars, calls and email groups. Where possible, we connect members with stakeholders, including journalists and potential donors.
Individuals who wish to join Educate Her but have no organization currently they are associating with but may wish to join one or start their own community initiative can register here so that our Capacity Support team can help you find a better way to establish your new initiative.
Below are simple Q&A if you would like to know more about Educate Her and its programs.
If No, Sorry you are not eligible for Educate Her membership.
Educate Her membership is beneficial to those who regularly and proactively interact with other members, and with the secretariat. If your organization is not interested and/or does not have capacity to interact regularly with us, membership may not be very beneficial for you.
If No, Sorry you are not eligible for Educate Her membership.
Educate Her only accepts applications from civil society organisations that currently address child marriage or have concrete plans to do so.
Sorry, you are not eligible for Educate Her membership.
Educate Her does not provide financial support or provide grants. We are also unable to act as implementing partner for members’ projects/programmes. The activities of Educate Her members are financed and implemented by their own means.
Mailing Address: Educate Her Secretariat is hosted by Girls In School Initiative located at Plot 256 Wakaliga Road Nateete Kampala Uganda P.O.Box 148 Mpigi
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