RIC-NET with support from GLOBAL FUND FOR CHILDREN has been supporting some conflict affected girls since June 2014 with livelihood skills trainings, psychosocial support, mentoring, and scholastic materials.
The 2nd batch recruitment exercise starts in May-June 2015 for 40 girls out of school and 75 girls in schools located in Kasese, Bundibugyo and Ntoroko Districts.
Some criteria to consider include:
- Must be a young girl aged 16-22 years
- Resident of the Rwenzori region particularly Kasese, Ntoroko and Bundibugyo Districts that have been severely affected by rebel attack and ADF war
- Have been directly or indirectly affected by any rebel activities also the ADF war.
- An orphan with a real mother or father or both having been killed during the war and has no source of stable livelihood or support for education.
- She was abducted during war, lived with rebels in the bush and later escaped.
- She was either injured and disabled or raped during war and now has a baby needs support.
- She was left without guardian or parents and taken to a refuge or internal displaced peoples (IDP) camps.
- Has a dream of continuing with school / acquiring vocational skills for self sustainable livelihood.
- Could be in school or out of school.
RIC-NET will verify the claims made by the young girls by getting recommendations from local LC 1 or religious leaders or head of schools. Visit homes where the girl currently lives and talk to close relatives or guardian and neighbors.
So, any young girl who fits in some on the above criteria should contact a local leader in your area or information centre near you or religious leaders or directly contact RIC-NET project officer.
Ms. Evelyn Kenyana
Mobile: 0772 409630 or 0705674200