Vocational Sponsorship

Judith’s story is a familiar one in post-conflict stricken Northern Uganda. Orphaned at only 8 years old, she had to lead her family at a desperately young age. Tragically, she was sexually abused at 12 years old and left with a child to look after, causing her to miss out completely on attending school. When Judith finally met a man who could provide for her family, her husband was killed by a rebel- group, leaving her widowed at a young age.  

Like thousands of young people in Northern Uganda, Judith’s life has been scarred by deep pain and suffering.

Yet, despite the hardships, she still has hope. Judith joined a vocational college where she trained to become a hairdresser. Judith has achieved her dream of starting a beauty and hairdressing business and can provide for her family of three children, despite the challenges of COVID-19.  

For young people like Judith, COVID-19 is yet another challenge to contend with. Trauma, lack of skills and education, gender-based violence, and generational poverty have created an education emergency of unprecedented scale.

Vocational Sponsorship

Judith’s story is a familiar one in post-conflict stricken Northern Uganda. Orphaned at only 8 years old, she had to lead her family at a desperately young age. Tragically, she was sexually abused at 12 years old and left with a child to look after, causing her to miss out completely on attending school. When Judith finally met a man who could provide for her family, her husband was killed by a rebel- group, leaving her widowed at a young age.  

Like thousands of young people in Northern Uganda, Judith’s life has been scarred by deep pain and suffering.

Yet, despite the hardships, she still has hope. Judith joined a vocational college where she trained to become a hairdresser. Judith has achieved her dream of starting a beauty and hairdressing business and can provide for her family of three children, despite the challenges of COVID-19.  

For young people like Judith, COVID-19 is yet another challenge to contend with. Trauma, lack of skills and education, gender-based violence, and generational poverty have created an education emergency of unprecedented scale.

Vocational Sponsorship

Judith’s story is a familiar one in post-conflict stricken Northern Uganda. Orphaned at only 8 years old, she had to lead her family at a desperately young age. Tragically, she was sexually abused at 12 years old and left with a child to look after, causing her to miss out completely on attending school. When Judith finally met a man who could provide for her family, her husband was killed by a rebel- group, leaving her widowed at a young age.  

Like thousands of young people in Northern Uganda, Judith’s life has been scarred by deep pain and suffering.

Yet, despite the hardships, she still has hope. Judith joined a vocational college where she trained to become a hairdresser. Judith has achieved her dream of starting a beauty and hairdressing business and can provide for her family of three children, despite the challenges of COVID-19.  

For young people like Judith, COVID-19 is yet another challenge to contend with. Trauma, lack of skills and education, gender-based violence, and generational poverty have created an education emergency of unprecedented scale.

GIVE LOVE

Fields of Life’s Vocational Training Institute will skill young people in Building Construction, Carpentry, Tailoring, Fashion and Design, Cosmetology, Hair and Beauty, Hotel and Catering. The institute will also train students in ICT and business skills to build their businesses. Education and income generation is a powerful way for girls and young women to become independent and provide for themselves and their families. The need for skills-based learning is more important than ever before. 

Now that construction is almost finished, these young people need your support! By end of Year 1, we hope to have 150 students enrolled, increasing to 450 students by Year 3.

It costs £100 per month to give a young person like Judith the opportunity they deserve to reach their potential. By showing what love is to a young person like Judith, you are giving hope not just today, but for their future.

GIVE LOVE

Fields of Life’s Vocational Training Institute will skill young people in Building construction, Carpentry, Tailoring, Fashion and Design, Cosmetology, Hair and Beauty, Hotel and Catering. The institute will also train students in ICT and business skills to build their businesses. Education and income generation is a powerful way for girls and young women to become independent and provide for themselves and their families. The need for skills-based learning is more important than ever before. 

Now that construction is almost finished, these young people need your support! By end of Year 1, we hope to have 150 students enrolled, increasing to 450 students by Year 3.

It costs £100 per month to give a young person like Judith the opportunity they deserve to reach their potential. By showing what love is to a young person like Judith, you are giving hope not just today, but for their future.

Be part of this exciting story, a new narrative about a new Africa – one which focuses on the immense opportunity, hope and love that exists and is so evident in the young people of Uganda.

“We already faced a learning crisis before the pandemic. Now we face a generational catastrophe that could waste untold human potential, undermine decades of progress, and exacerbate entrenched inequalities.” 
– UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres

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