September 2021 Update
This is FREDAfricas teenage mother giving a service to the community. They were plating hair for their fellow women to value and showcase the spirit of an African woman and her beauty. Big to you all who supported these single mothers to acquire such a wonderful skill. They are now empowered, and this skill now enables them to earn a living a taking care of their children. Hairdressing and beauty in Uganda is a skill and a source of income for the youths. Together can join hands and continue empowering girls in such sustainable community skills for youths.
FREDAfrca Community Shelter for Teenage Mothers is a safe place centre that provides rehabilitation and counselling services to the teenage mothers and women who are victims of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault.
We also provide vocational skills programs where they undergo for a six months certificate Course in Hairdressing and Beauty, Fashions and Designing in Tailoring, Pastry (Bridal Cakes and Normal ones).
All these skills are intended to equip these teenage mothers and women with survival skills and also to create their own jobs. When they graduate, FREDAfrica supports them with small loans in materials for the start of their business.
However, there are also challenges faced in this project and these include the following;
- These teenage mothers have their babies and they don’t have enough support within the Shelter before the completion of their certificate courses. (Diapers, Clothes for their babies, treatment for their children when they fall sick.)
- Teenage mothers don’t have materials used during their courses, they don’t have sanitary pads, Towels and some of them don’t have bedding.
- FREDAfrica also has faced with a Challenge of Meals for both Babies and their mothers.
PLEASE LEND US A HAND TO CONTINUE SUPPORTING THESE TEENAGE MOTHERS AND THEIR CHILDREN.
THE TEENAGE MOTHERS
Donate $30 Today
We ask you to join us today in making a difference in teenage mothers life $30 donation a semester (2 months) for six months supports a teenage mother to have the following: 1. Baby Dippers 2. Sanitary pads 3. Meals 4. Beddings and Medical services every semester. Support FREDAfrica`s Teenage mothers Shelter today!
Shamila Nalwada, 17 (standing) and Shakra Nabasirye, 18 (Seated)
Shamila just joined the Shelter after being forced by her parents to get married. Shakra was abandoned with her baby for 4 months by her boyfriend who told her that was not ready to be a father. (Read More)
Merida Nabwire, 17 (standing) and Grace Manaka, 18 (Seated)
Merida Nabwire standing is 17 with one baby boy 4 months old. She was sexually abused by a man on her way from the garden. Her friend seated Grace Manake 18 is 3 months old pregnant (Read More)
Florence Nabasirye, 19 (standing) and Susan Baguma, 21 (Seated)
Florence with 2 children. She left her husband because he was drunk and used to beat her whenever he comes home. Susan has 3 children. Her husband died and the family members forced her. (Read More)
Falizah Kisakye, 17 (standing) and Immaculate Nabakooza, 21 (Seated)
Falizah with one daughter of 1 year old. Her parents died and left her with 3 young sisters and 2 brothers has 3 children. Her husband sold her pigs without her concern (Read More)
Glades Namayinda, 16 (standing)
Rehema Nabakooza, (seated)
Glades dropout of school due to lack of school fees
parents died and she had nowhere to go Rehema
Brenda Nansamba, 15 (standing)
Rachael Mudondo, 19 (seated)
Brenda was sexually abused by her step dad. Rachael has a daughter of 2 years, the husband abandoned her (Read More)
Justine Nakanwagi, 15 (standing)
Madha Namubiru, 15 (seated)
Justine was staying with her grandmother who passed away and left her alone in the house.
Madha was sexually abused by her big brother(Read More)
Faith Modongo, 14 (Standing)
Brenda Babirye, 17 (seated)
Faith dropout from school she lost her mother who was paying school fees. Brenda has a baby boy who is 3 months old. Her boy friend abandoned her (Read More)
Margret Acheng, 19 (standing)
Fiida Nabayaza, 16 (Seated)
Margret has 1year twin daughters. She ran away from her husband
because he was drunkard. Fiida was getting forced to marriage by her dad (Read More)
Phoebe Ntono, 16 (Standing)
Rachael Mukisa, 17 (Seated)
Phoebe was sexually abused by her Uncle. Rachael conceived (pregnant) when still at her parents’ home who also told her to go (Read More)
Oliver Wandera, 19 (standing)
Joan Kabute 15 (Seated)
Oliver has a 2 years old daughter and 4 months old baby boy. Joan
is 4 months pregnant. She was also sexually abused by two young boys who ran away from the village. (Read More)
Judith Nandego, 17 (standing)
Miriam Namulondo, 17 (seated)
Judith was also sexually abused by her brother who threatened to kill her. Miriam was also exchanged for a piece of land by her father from a rich man. (Read More)
Sarah Nangobi, 18 (standing)
Regina Namukasa, 17 (Seated)
Sarah has a baby girl of one and a half years. Her husband used to like sex even when she feels she doesn’t like . Regina Namukasa’s
dad wanted her to marry a friend of his they drink together (Read More)
Jessica Namakula 17 (Standing)
Clare Acheng 17 (Seated)
Jessica is 4 months pregnant. A man responsible for the pregnancy ran away from her. Clare left home because her dad was sexually abusing her. (Read More)
Annette, 17 (standing)
Sharon, 17 (Seated)
Annette left home after the death of her dad. Sharon ran away from home because her elder brother used to sexually abuse her. (Read More)
Elizabeth Kyakuwa 17 (standing)
Emily Kisakye 17 (seated)
Elizabeth has a baby boy of 5 months. Her parents chased her from home. Emily was exchanged for a goat and 120,000 shillings ($ 40). (Read More)
Justine Namusoke, 21(seated)Sharon Tushabe, 17 (standing)
Sharon got pregnant when still at home and her dad was not happy
Justine lost her husband who died of HIV. (Read More)