An Alliance for Youth Supporting Girls' Education.

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Educate Her is a an alliance of Youth led community based organizations in 12 Eastern and Southern Africa countries solely working on supporting the direct involvement of Men and Boys as champions for Girls' Education.

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.

To learn more about the Road Trip, please visit here

Overview

Vision

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.

Mission

To Achieve our vision by investing in Girls' Education.

Objectives

  • To create a Coalition of community support force of young people for Girls' Education.
  • To directly involve all stakeholders especially Men & Boys in grassroots communities for Gender Equality.
  • To create a Joint Basket of sustainable resources for together built & planned community Led programs by young people.

12 Countries

These include: Rwanda, Burundi, Zambia, Angola, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Malawi, Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda

60 community Organisations

Each country chapter of Educate Her has a minimum of 5 member community based initiative/group/organizations working locally to support Education.

1200 Young change-makers

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.

The Road Trip 4 Girls' Education.

The Uniting program that inspired creation of Educate Her Alliance by the young people.

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.

The Team

With the dedicated support team of committed young people from across the regions, we make it happen.

Call for Country Coordinators

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 organisation belong in their country to implement the interventions at the grassroots level where the desperate girl child we are talking here is found.

If you come from these countries: Angola, Botswana, Burundi, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe or in the Diaspora currently but with origins from the above countries.

For details about the Qualifications benefits and How to Apply, please download this Document

Deadline for application is 31t/December 2019: Results will be out not later than January 2019

Our Country Initiatives

We have different Youth Community based Organisations in all countries where we have chapters. And many can be exemplified below.

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Established 2014 Wakiso District

Girls In School Initiative

Where Boys Help

Girls In School Initiative is a Boy-Led, Boy-Run, Boy-Founded and Boy-Funded community organization supporting Girls' Education.

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Established 2016 Masaka District

We Everyone's Child Orphanages

Every Child Matters

Cares for the valunarable orphaned children in the Rural areas of Uganda.

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Established 2015 Kampala District

Education Club Uganda

Making Our World Better.

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.

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Established 2013 Kampala District

Support Uganda Talent

"Inspiring creativity"

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.

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Girls Coding Academy

GCA

Established 2017 Maseru

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.

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Sekho Technologies

Sekho

Established 2018 Maseru

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.

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Care for the Poor Foundation

Astridah

Established 2017 Lusaka

Care for the poor foundation is a youth led non profit organisation which aims to empower, support and care for the underprivileged.

AAAZ

Alliance for Accountability Advocates

AAAZ

Established 2015 Lusaka

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.

SPTG

Selantambe Popular Theatre Group

SPTG

Established 1995 Nakonde

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.

AAAZ

Volunteers Welfare for Community Based Care of Zambia

VOWAZA

Established 2013 Lusaka

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.

AAAZ

Youth Advocates for Change- Zambia

YAC

Established 2009 Luapula

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.

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Shanduko Yeupenyu Child Care

SYCC

Established 2010 Harare

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.

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BUILDING AFRICA'S FUTURE INITIATIVE

BAFI

Established 2017 Dodoma

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.

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Ithemba Mentorship and Development Program

IMAD

Established 1996 East London

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

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Empilisweni Hiv/Aids & Orphans Centre

Empilisweni

Established 1999 Ndevana Village

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.

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Mount Frere Paralegal Advice Centre

Mount

Established 2007 frere

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.

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Young Women Rise

YOWOEI

Established 2016 BLANTYRE CHIRADZULI

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.

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Center for Social Concern and Development

CESOCODE

Established 2016 Lilongwe Central Region

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.

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Platform for People Development

PPD

Established 2016 Lilongwe Central Region

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.

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Wala Foundation

Wala

Established 2015 Lilongwe Central Region

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.

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Forum for Concerned Young People

FOCO-YOPE

Established 2018 Lilongwe Central Region

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.

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God Cares Rights Foundation

GCRF

Established 2018 Lilongwe Central Region

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.

TIKAYO

Tikambe Youth organization

TIKAYO

Established 2005 Mwanza

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.

TIKAYO

Centre for Community and Youth Development

CCYD

Established 2009 LILONGWE

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.

BECOME A MEMBER

Educate Her is open to community based Youth Organisations committed to working in partnership to supporting Education especially for Girls by having the Men and Boys as champions which will lead to Ending Teenage Pregnancies and Child marriages in Sub Saharan Africa.

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.

WHY BECOME A MEMBER?

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.

Do you have Questions?

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.

Our Principles

Education is a Right: Not a Choice

Books are tools of success and develop the nation.

Education is one thing no one can take away from you.

The highest result of education is tolerance.

To educate girls is to reduce poverty.

Our Partnerships

Our Member Organisations in several countries are members to different partnerships and coalitions both local and International.

Contact Us.

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

Email us on: info@educateher.org

Partnerships: Parterships@educateher.org

Advocacy: advocacy@educateher.org

Finance: finance@educateher.org

Eastern Africa Coordinator: easternafrica@educateher.org

Southern Africa Coordinator: southernafrica@educateher.org

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