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Empowering women in Karamoja (Uganda)

1st June 2022 - 31st May 2025

Direct beneficiaries: 1488 inhabitants of Napak District (mostly women)

Add-ons compared to the 1st Women Empowerment project:

Kangole Girls’ Primary School; Two more villages; Tractor; solar-based water pumping system; warehouse; English literacy; calculators; bycicles for 18 teachers; mobile phones for 6 village chairwomen.

Karamoja (Uganda): Social indicators

  • Child malnutrition = 35%

  • Out-of-school children = 74% (79% in Napak District)

  • Children completing primary school = 3.5%

  • In Napak District, 86.4% of women are illiterate

The objective of the project: Increasing the resilience and furthering the community engagement of 432 women and 1,000 girls from Napak District (Karamoja), by supporting their livelihood and building up their skills through quality training and education.

The training programme has four components:


In order to support quality primary education in Napak District, and increase the number of pupils from 900 to 1,000, we will support Kangole Girls Primary School (KGPS) to: 

  • Replace a leaking roof and the floor of a dormitory with a capacity of 140 pupils; 

  • Build a twin teachers’ house with kitchen and latrines; 

  • Hire 3 additional teachers (currently 16 financed by government); 

  • Sponsor 10 full-boarding girls chosen among the poorest of the poor. 


432 women follow an adult literacy programme to learn writing, reading and simple math calculations. The beneficiary women will use the acquired skills to educate their own children and to sell their products on the local market.


Food security and Village Savings and Loans Associations

By the end of the project, 432 women are economically empowered through community programmes of food production and savings schemes.


Social empowerment

By the end of the project, 432 women are socially empowered through their participation in women’s cooperatives and mentoring programmes.

This project contributes to the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals 2 and 4:

Goal 2: Zero Hunger
"End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture"

2.1 By 2030, end hunger and ensure access by all people, in particular the poor and people in vulnerable situations, including infants, to safe, nutritious and sufficient food all year round.

2.2 By 2030, end all forms of malnutrition, including achieving, by 2025, the internationally agreed targets on stunting and wasting in children under 5 years of age, and address the nutritional needs of adolescent girls, pregnant and lactating women and older persons.

2.3 By 2030, double the agricultural productivity and incomes of small-scale food producers, in particular women, indigenous peoples, family farmers, pastoralists and fishers, including through secure and equal access to land, other productive resources and inputs, knowledge, financial services, markets and opportunities for value addition and non-farm employment.

Goal 4 : Quality Education
"Obtaining a quality education is the foundation to improving people’s lives and sustainable development."

4.4 By 2030, substantially increase the number of youth and adults who have relevant skills, including technical and vocational skills, for employment, decent jobs and entrepreneurship

4.6 By 2030, ensure that all youth and a substantial proportion of adults, both men and women, achieve literacy and numeracy

This project is supported by: MAEECommune de Differdange, Ville de Luxembourg, and Fondation NIF.

Please help us finance this project with a donation:

Bank A/C name: North-South Cooperation

IBAN: LU98 0019 3555 9664 7000
Text: Donation in favour of Uganda

Thank you!

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