Teenage Mothers and Child Support Foundation deploys comprehensive strategies to raise the profiles and the visibility of teenage mothers.
Teenage Mothers and Child Support Foundation deploys comprehensive strategies to raise the profiles and the visibility of teenage mothers’ Teenage mothers can come from all walks of life, but many of
them have serious life challenges in
common, including family poverty, family dysfunction, academic problems and high school drop-out,
negative peer associations, and limited economic
opportunities. Rates of teen pregnancy are much higher among teenagers in low-income families, with low
self-esteem, low expectations for the future,
and a history of family dysfunction, poor parenting, or child abuse. Therefore Teenage Mother and Child Support Foundation seeks to enrich these teenagers with economic and social skills as well as lobby for their rights to social amenities such as universal education and public health care in order for them and their children to live a meaningful life. In addition, the organization employs a strategy of the teenage mothers being mentors of other teenagers in order to reduce the number of teenagers getting pregnant
Mentoring - mentors serve as a teacher, friend, sponsor,
listener, guide, role model and advisor, helping the girl clarify and achieve
her dreams. Mentors maintain a relationship with the girl during her entire
stay in Uganda
Skills enrichment - Examples are: baking instruction, sewing or needlework and scrap-booking or crafts.
Organize regular discussions with staff about the role and the added value of the organisation, network or coalition in society. Topics for discussion could include: Where does our legitimacy and credibility derive from? How are we perceived by external contacts, the wider general public, other organisations and (governmental) institutions?
Organize sessions for reflection on the impacts of our actions
Regularly check and discuss the mission of the organisation,
network or coalition: on whose behalf we act, and groups whose interests we
represent involved in our lobbying and advocacy activities
Regular consultation meetings in the program by setting up joint lobby activities (for instance, joint meetings with relevant MPs, civil servants or companies).
After work Volunteers may go to the national theater, to watch comedy or performers. During weekends, we have a number of Game parks they can visit
pick up from airport to guest family house or project office or project sites
lavish accomodation in serene environment
4 meals as requested by volunteer