GIRL POWER PROJECT®

JLMC has developed a replicable curriculum—and system of delivery—to empower girls with the tools they need to stay in school and avoid child marriage, disease, early pregnancy, and violence. Our girls—aged 12-15 years—receive 60+ hours of Workshops, Camp, and Club Sessions taught by local mentors over the course of two years in central Uganda.

Our History

OUR HISTORY

Since 2006, JLMC has collaborated with communities in central Uganda’s Luwero District to holistically address poverty and injustice through community-based solutions. As a result, improvements in healthcare, education and microenterprise are now self-sustaining and we have become a widely recognized and trusted resource.

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GET INVOLVED

There are many ways to begin transforming the world, one girl at a time, in collaboration with JLMC—start a DIY fundraiser, join our extraordinary League community, host a hygiene party, travel to Uganda and meet the girls benefitting from our support, sponsor a girl through secondary school, or make a simple donation to benefit our Girl Power Project®.

OUR GIRL POWER PROJECT® RESULTS:

As of 2017, the Girl Power Project® has reached over 3,500 girls at 47 primary schools in central Uganda. At the halfway point of the two-year program, results show that Girl Power Project® participants are gaining more knowledge, life skills, and assets that strengthen their ability to successfully navigate adolescence.

81% can identify risks of early marriage

…compared to 40% of girls at the beginning of the program and 50% of girls not trained in the program.

92% can explain how a girl or woman becomes pregnant

…compared to 74% of girls at the beginning of the program and 76% of girls not trained in the program.

93% have a higher attitude regarding their self esteem

…compared to 61% of girls at the beginning of the program and 76% of girls not trained in the program.

“Without Girl Power, I wouldn’t have known that my body belongs to me.”

Naluzze Joyce, Age 14

“I learned that every child has a right to live a violence-free life.”

Nakalema Joyce, Age 13

“Now I have a responsibility to advise other girls, as they have advised me.”

Nabagasera Jackline, Age 14

A Girl Power Success Story

How Joan is Empowering Uganda Girls with the Girl Power Project®

From Girl Power Project® student to mentor to Just Like My Child intern. Read how the project has transformed Joan’s life and has her walking confidently down a path toward being a gynecologist and obstetrician. READ MORE

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OUR PARTNERS

With support from our partners, the Girl Power Project® is providing girls with the tools they need to successfully navigate adolescence. Some of our partners include:

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Got Girl Power? Pass It On!

Help us pass the Girl Power Project® on to more vulnerable adolescent girls living in poverty. With a small investment, you can transform a girl’s life and future:

SEND A GIRL TO CAMP

Give a girl the opportunity to become a Girl Power Project® Peer Mentor, equipped to teach others about the rights a girl has to her own mind, body and future.

REACH ONE GIRL

Send one girl through the Girl Power Project®, empowering her with the tools she needs to stay in school and avoid forced child marriage, early pregnancy, and disease.

REACH 10 GIRLS

Send 10 girls through the Girl Power Project®, empowering them with the tools to stay in school and avoid forced child marriage, early pregnancy, and disease.

REACH A COMMUNITY

For $10,000 or more, you can bring the Girl Power Project® to an entire community, reaching up to hundreds of girls and their community members.

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