To transform rural communities through promoting girl child education and engaging young people in positive behavioral change activities so as to realize a holistic future.
“With unreliable and scanty available information in regards to girl child sexual violence, Keleke Kasome foundation is joining efforts with various stakeholders to hold massive campaigns against sexual violence which is an opportunity to identify and lay measures of supporting the respective authorities in gathering, reporting and attending to child sexual abuse cases in the right and ethical manner.
Victims of sexual abuse are exposed to high risk of STIs, STDs and pregnancy, of which preventative treatment is usually at a cost that majority of Ugandans living below the poverty line, cannot afford thus putting survivors in more danger. In the same way, addressing the illegalities around sexual violence against children in Uganda comes with a lot of challenges while accessing justice through the justice system.
According to the Uganda Violence Against Children Survey (VACS), 2015 indicates 25.4% of girls among 13-17-year-olds experienced sexual abuse. Consequently, a higher prevalence of contemplation of suicide among survivors is reported due to depression, stigma and trauma.
To reach our target beneficiaries to provide a prevention pathway, we focus on schools and community outreaches. This strategy avails relevant and age-appropriate information to address issues of Sexual Gender-Based Violence [SGBV] especially defilement by also encouraging behavioural change practices through different team-building activities.
With your monthly support you can help marginalised girls in rural communities to have an education and more.