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Girls Redefined: 2016 Uganda Girls Retreat
$1,256 raised
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Ended Aug 15, 2016

Children living in the slums of Kampala come from very poor families. Some of these children come from child-lead families. Parents take little interest at all in their growth and many of these children raise themselves.

Major decisions about our roles in life or preparatory activities for adulthood are undertaken during adolescence but these children often miss out on the opportunity to be prepared for adulthood. Important information that can help them go through this stage gracefully is often not available.

Girls from slums like Kosovo frequently experience sex or sexual abuse early in life (below the age of 13). Due to living conditions it is not uncommon to find a 14 year old using sex as a means of survival. This has affected how girls living in slums see themselves and how they choose to interpret the world around them.

Against this background of these GIRL-CHILD issues, Word Of Life Community church has organized GIRLS REDEFINED, a three day camp for girls ages of 13 to 17. The camp will run August 12 thru 14 and will provide a safe space for girls to discuss issues affecting their lives and identify opportunities for personal, spiritual and social development. This camp aims to empower the girls to redefine their status in society and take charge of their destiny.

The Girls Redefined camp has been designed to provide the girls fun, learning, healing and empowering experiences. Speakers are from diverse backgrounds and some are survivors of child abuse. Practical experience will equip girls with skills helping enable them to overcome issues and lead meaningful lives.

Will You Join Our Team and Help a Young Girl?

Funds for the girls accommodations and transport have been found. Many of the facilitators and presenters have volunteered their service. What remains unfunded are meals for up to 60 girls over 3 days.

With a gift of $25 US dollars, you can sponsor a girl’s meals throughout the camp and be part of this life changing process. You may also wish to share this need with your friends and family so they can get involved.

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