ABOUT KYOBE FOUNDATION

"For an Empowered Female Generation"

Kyobe means ‘what you wish to become'

Kyobe Foundation is a registered non-profit organization empowering female early school leavers in rural areas with entrepreneurship and employability skills that enable them start and grow businesses, take leadership initiatives and create jobs for improved livelihoods and sustainability. We believe true empowerment of girls and women is as a result of skills development coupled with personalized mentoring and coaching in order to unlock one's ability to achieve their potential. We believe girls whether dropouts have the potential to lead a productive life and contribute positively to economic development.

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HOW WE DO IT

Women entrepreneurship: Kyobe foundation through its mentors mobilizes women in rural communities. The women undergo trainings and coaching to identify win-win solutions to problems in their communities. The women then turn the win-win solutions into business ideas and start running businesses. Business startup capital is often got form kyobe foundation which entirely relies on donations and fund-raising. Kobe foundation equips women with the practical and technical skills to run successful businesses. Kyobe foundation recruits trainers who train the women with various practical skills which they then turn into business projects. Some of the skills are, tailoring, hair dressing, poultry farming, bakery etc

Women saving groups: Kyobe foundation empowers women in rural communities to form savings groups as they often rely on men for financial support. These groups are usually formed amongst women with similar interests or challenges and enable women to come together to brain storm solutions. These groups allow women have access to savings and loans leading to new income opportunities. Women become each other’s partners and work together for the success of their businesses.

Girl child literacy clubs: Kyobe foundation helps vulnerable girls have the capacity to improve their lives and opportunity to bring changes in their communities and excel academically. Through literacy clubs in rural primary schools, Kyobe foundation empowers young girls with confidence, courage, hope to enable them become successful readers excel academically. The clubs encourage girls to unveil their full potential through boosting their self-esteem. Through the various life skills programs, the clubs, girls gain self and gain courage to become better leaders and more productive members of society.

Menstrual health: Many adolescent girls in rural communities do not have access to menstrual sanitary materials. They rely on using banana leaves, papers, during menstrual periods. The lack of sanitary materials is one the leading factors to girl child school drop outs especially in rural communities. Kyobe foundation improves menstrual hygiene through teaching girls how to make reusable sanitary pads. The women and girls are also able to sell the reusable pads in their communities hence boosting their income. In some communities kyobe foundation give out ready-made reusable sanitary pads to girls

Girl child education: Kyobe foundation fund raises for scholastic materials for girls in rural communities. We believe girls have right to education unfortunately many girls in rural communities live with guardians who do not have the capacity to provide education materials to them. With the Moja campaign meaning one, Kyobe foundation ensures that at least each girl has access to 1 book, 1 pen, 1 school bag, 1 pair of shoes, 1 school uniform. Click on donate button to support this project.

SUCCESS STORIES

"What you wish to become"

"Kyobe Foundation mentored me to increase my self-confidence, how to communicate better with people and start a business with the very little available capital I had." Says Phionah who started up a stationary.

OUR IMPACT

"What you wish to become"

"The goal of our work is to improve education opportunities for the girl child and employment outcomes of women in rural communities".

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FACTS

Women & girls make-up 50% of Uganda's population.
Women unemployment 70% Uganda women are not formally employed for wages.
Female school drop-outs
Female adolescents are likely to give up school and get married young, limiting their income earning potential. 35% of female drop-outs are due to early marriages and 23% are because of pregnancy. High pregnancy rates amongst teenage girls jeopardizes educational attainment. Pregnancy is the forth most common reason for dropping out of school for girls.
Gender inequality
Gender norms influence the type of activities women in Uganda engage in, causing them to go into lower productive sectors.
Discriminatory attitudes to women hold back the participation of women in Uganda's development. More-so female headed households are particularly vulnerable to poverty.
Teenage Pregnancy.
In Uganda teenage pregnancy rate is 24% which increases to 34% in the poorest households.
Who we serve
Kyobe Foundation's work primarily focuses on girls in schools to keep them in school, out of school girls plus women potential entrepreneurs.
Our Model
Women Entrepreneurship
Literacy and life skills clubs for girls
Awareness, coaching and mentoring of girls and women
Girls participate in transformative life skills through the life skills clubs that enable them to;
  • Gain the 7 strengths of successful leaders
  • Realize their importance in the community
  • Appreciate the value of girl child education
  • Women participate in entrepreneurship trainings and awareness that enable them to actively transform lives, start and run businesses
  • Women entrepreneurship.
    Kyobe Foudation through its mentors mobilizes women in rural communities. The women undergo trainings and coaching to identify win-win solutions to problems in their communities. Them women then turn the win-win solutions into business ideas and start running businesses. Business start-up capital is often got from Kyobe Foundation which entirely relies on donations and fund-risings.
    Kyobe FOundation equips women with the practical and technical skills to run successful businesses.
    Kyobe Foundation recruits trainers who train the women with various practical skills which they then turn into business projects. Some of these skills are tailoring, hair dressing, poultry farming, bakery etc
  • Women savings groups.
    Kyobe FOundation empowers women in rural communities to form savings groups as they often rely on men for financial support. These groups are usually formed amongest women with similar interests or challenges and enable women to come together to brain storm solutions. These groups also allow women have access to savings and loans leading to new income opportunities. Women become each other's partners and work together for the success of their businesses.
  • Girl Child Literacy Clubs.
    Kyobe FOundation helps vulnerable girls have the capacity to improve their lives and opportunities to bring changes in their communities and excel academically. Through literacy clubs in rural primary school, Kyobe FOundation empowers young girls with confidence, courage , hope to enable them become successful readers excel academically.
    The clubs clubs encourage girls to unveil their full potential through boosting their self-esteem. Through the various skill programs, the clubs girls gain self and gain courage to become better leaders and more productive members of society.
  • Menstrual Health.
    Many adolescent girls in rural communities do not have access to menstrual sanitary materials. They rely on using banana leaves, papers, during their menstrual periods. The lack of sanitary materials is one of the leading factors to girl child school drop-outs eapecially in rural communities.
    Kyobe Foundation imroves menstrual hygience through teaching girls how to make reusable sanitary pads. The women and girls are also able to sell the reusable pads in their communities hence boosting their income. In some communities, Kyobe FOundation gives out readymade reusable sanitary pads to girls
  • Girl Child Education.
    Kyobe FOundation fund raises for scholastic materials for girls in rural communities. We believe girls have a right to education unformtunately many girls in rural commounities live with guuardians who do not have the capacity to provide education materials to them. With the Moja campaign meaning one, Kyobe FOundation ensures that at least each girl has access to 1 book, 1 school bag, 1 pair of shoe, 1 school uniform. Click on this link to support this project
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    Livelihood

    $100 will provide farming tools, seeds and fishing nets for 12 households to produce their own food.

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    Education

    Through our Moja campaign, donate 1 book, 1 pen, 1 bag, 1 pair of shoes to keep a girl child in school. The lack of scholastic materials is one of the factors contributing to early school drop-outs

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    Clean Water

    Improve access to clean water in female headed households through your donation. $20 will help provide clean water to one household.

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    Sanitary Pads Project

    Keep a girl child in school through provision of sanitary pads. One of the major causes of early girl child school drop-outs is the lack of menstrual sanitary materials.

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    Kyobe Foundation Team

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    NAKIYAGA MIRIAM
    FOUNDER

    As a co-founder of Kyobe foundation, Miriam has extensive experience working with girls and comprehends first-hand challenges faced by the girl child.she has extensive experience working in the most complex environment in the field of education and charity work.

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    KARUNGI SANDRA
    YOUTH LEADER

    Has a diverse background in development,humanitarian issues and women empowerment. She holds a Bachelor's in Management Science and is currently a mentor at Kyobe foundation. she joined Kyobe foundation in 2017.

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    RACHEAL SHARON
    MENTOR

    As an education officer, Sharon works extensively for Kyobe foundation to promote girls and women well-being by developing a coalition of stakeholders to further women support programs and keep girls in schools. Sharon is currently pursuing a bachelors degree in economics at Makerere University Business School.

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    NAKAYINDA BUSHIRA
    MENTOR

    Bushira holds a Bachelor's in Land Surveying & has experience working with non-profits and with a particular focus on children and children's issues.She joined Kyobe foundation in July 2017 as a mentor.

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    TAAKA MALLIZA
    CRAFT WORKER

    She has significant experience in handling issues of a girl child .She has experience in teaching and mentoring girls in Kenyan schools and has been a trainer with Kyobe foundation equipping girls and women with various hands-on skills . Maliza holds a Bachelor's in Education and dedicates her time to working as an education officer in Kenya but continues to be a trainer and mentor with Kyobe foundation.

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    MUSOKE ARNOLD
    LITERACY ADVOCATE

    He is an administrative professional with experience in non-profit organisations focusing on promoting literacy among the female population.Arnold holds a Bachelor's in Building Economics but dedicates himself in charity work and working with non-profit organisations for improved livelihoods.

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    Our Location

    Mukono District
    P.O Box 32943, Kampala - Uganda

    Phone contact

    +256706943444

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