We leverage the power and potential of women, girls, and youth as active leaders and social entrepreneurs creating sustainable solutions within their communities.
We believe that social entrepreneurship and leadership training offer a huge opportunity to address the overwhelming economic and education imbalance for young women in Uganda. At the core of our model is the belief that those we work with decide what they want to do and choose the support and resources they need to do it. Our human-centered design model ensures that we are responsive to the needs, challenges, and desires of our communities.
Our story starts back in 2013 when our founder Nathan Okiror, during his undergraduate research study witnessed firsthand the depressing conditions and stigma girls within the rural communities in Uganda went through during their menstrual circles. These girls lacked sanitary supplies to help themselves, they missed school during that specific time of the month beyond this, these girls also experienced high levels of stigma. To change this Nathan, teamed up with our other two co-founders, Fiona and James, and launched a human-centric and community-based menstrual management project that involved boys and men as catalysts of change, this saw an enormous impact on the state of girl child school attendance, the community response to the girls’ menstrual health and the involvement of men and boys in accelerating girls and women’s reproductive health.Read More
We are immensely grateful for the generosity and support from individual donors, partners and foundations who make our work possible