The year 2020 marked 25 years since the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (BDPfA). In marking 25 years since the BDPfA, in partnership with New Life Fund, we rolled out the 25 Girls Project for skilling of 25 girls at-risk, victims of child marriage and teenage mothers in Uganda. We awarded 25 scholarships to girls for a one-year education and vocational apprenticeship program in arts and Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics to break stigma around girls in STEM subjects.
In addition, we run the Girls Dreams Labs to activate agency and bring about girls who are aware of their environment, and can envision, design, create and defend their spaces. We provide age-appropriate reproductive health information in addition to enabling girls acquire networks where they can share lived experiences and be equipped with skills to start their own businesses.