Think Humanity Girls' Hostel
The Think Humanity Girls' Hostel (THGH) Program aims to empower and educate young women to create a better future for themselves and their communities.
Girls' Hostel Mission: Create sustainable educational development opportunities for the girls in the developing world to break the cycle of poverty.
Our Vision: To empower girls and children with education and basic training skills in life, social entrepreneurship with leadership and promote the girls' education.
Our Motto: Patience pains, but later pays. We believe in small actions that lead to bigger changes. (We provide a positive change for communities in Africa)
Our Story: The hostel officially began in February 2012, bringing 30 young women from underdeveloped villages and the Kyangwali Refugee Camp in Uganda to their new home in Hoima, Uganda. The girls originally come from many different areas, including Rwanda, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Sudan and from different areas in Uganda. These children were victims of war or displacement and many had been orphaned.
What we've done: Today the girls live safely together as sisters under the care of our Think Humanity directors, a matron, assistant matron, cook and a guard.
In addition to educating the girls, Think Humanity holds an annual Think Humanity Girls' Leadership Summit. We provide programs in health education and invite guests to teach our girls new skills. We want the Think Humanity girls to have the accompanying skills to truly be catalysts for change.
Why we invest in teen girl education: Thirty-one million girls of primary school age are not enrolled in school. The picture is different for girls and boys. By the time they reach secondary school only 84 girls per 100 boys are attending.
Why do girls drop out? Forced child marriages, schools fees, sexual violence and lack of sanitary facilities and resources.
However, If we can keep girls in school beyond grade seven, they are more likely to marry four years later, less likely to die in pregnancy/childbirth, have an average of 2.2 fewer children, have healthier children and more likely to send their children to school.
The girl impact: Education is the ladder out of poverty. If you educate a girl, you change the entire dynamic of a household, a community and a region.
"For more than a decade, education for girls has been identified as one of the best solutions to reversing the relentless trend of poverty and disease that devastates large portions of sub-Saharan Africa. Educating a girl changes her destiny, as well as those of her future children, and ensures that she can contribute to the economic life of her community." (UN Chronicle).
How to help: UnlockHope an exclusive partnership with Think Humanity, is raising money by "Unlocking Hope" for our girls at the TH Hostel by providing these items for sale. Help us to make a future by providing girl education.
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