We exist to ensure that all children live peacefully without exploitation through child labor, and benefit from quality education and health care, a shelter with regular meals and have access to clean water so as they can thrive to become the future leaders of tomorrow.
Education is a basic need for all and social life lessons need to be administered to all, which can be done by engaging children in talks on daily life experiences as well as imparting skills development.
Teenage years are an important part of development and a transitory phase, so such training must be administered with caution. This is because teenagers are more at risk of being improperly and inappropriately exposed to the risks of the world and to immoral acts which can hamper their life and their families forever. Early pregnancies lead to school dropouts in Uganda because of limited sex education taught in schools. The society and immediate vicinity is also important for teenagers, e.g., slum areas entertain immoral habits like prostitution, drug abuse, alcoholism and hence are not safe for especially teenage children which greatly affects their education and morality.
WDF also pays great attention to children as the flag bearers of the tomorrow Nation. Children should be clearly heard and understood by the community and country at large through providing the relevant basic needs like food, shelter to specifically street children, education, healthcare and other needs like sanitary towels for girls. We carry-out our mandate through:-
● Menstrual Hygiene Matters: We believe that Menstrual hygiene is a necessity to all girls around the world and in Uganda, we give our time to address menstrual hygiene to girls and women and the necessary steps to take to avoid embarrassment and shaming.
● Career Guidance:
Teenagers are on the cusp of going to college and often lack direction in which way to go to build the future. Hence career guidance is crucial for them to guide them in the right direction and about the depth and breadth of professional prospects that they are not aware of as yet.
● Gender Sensitization: With our strong belief in gender equality, we aim to reach out to young girls for enlightening on the dangers of gender-based violence as well as raising a voice to fight for their stand and position in society. This education need not just be imparted to girls only but to everyone - children, teachers and their parents so as to teach them to avoid subtle nuances of gender bias that can have a considerable imprint on young girls’ minds.
● Inspirational TEENS Talk:
Education is a secondary need to all and engaging children on talks on day to day life experiences is part of what we do and apart from the normal books social life lessons need to be administered to all.
We believe in gender equality and reaching out to young girls for enlightening on the dangers set to them which are known as gender based violence as well as raising a voice to fight for their stand and position in the society.
Early pregnancies also is very common as it has led to high school dropouts in Uganda because of limited sexual reproductive education taught in schools, the society where that child stays for example slum areas which entertain immoral habits like prostitution, drug abuse, alcoholism and yet such areas are not safe for children most especially teenage children which greatly affects education.