Corporate teams across the country are taking up the challenge…
What can be done to support young girls in Northern Uganda who are alone, pregnant and unable to continue their schooling?
Hosted by professional facilitators, the Te-Kworo Foundation Community Restorers Challenge includes interactive fast-paced simulation exercises and thought-provoking discussions that promote teamwork, increased empathy and more open minds. The results?
Young girls in Northern Uganda don’t enjoy the same rights and freedom as their counterparts in Australia due to a patriarchal society of arranged marriages and culture of tolerating abuse. This is changing, but the problem was exacerbated with the brutal war in Northern Uganda in the late 1980s when an estimated 25,000+ children were abducted at gunpoint by the LRA (Lord’s Resistance Army).
The young boys were forced to become child soldiers and the girls faced sex slavery as ‘wives’ for the rebel commanders. After the war ended the country was left with the problem that these young girls now had babies and young children of their own and many were unable to return to their families, forcing them to live in destitute homes often without adult support and condemning them to a life of poverty, servitude and little hope. This problem still exists today when young girls find themselves pregnant and are forced to abandon their education and any hopes they had for their future.
This is what the Te-Kworo Foundation has been working hard to change since 2002 in partnership with local communities by helping rehabilitate these young girls and provide them with the support, education and training to give them trade skills and the ability to become self-sufficient:
They believe that educating a girl, is in fact, educating a nation.
“What we are doing is much more than simply providing an academic education or qualification. This is about empowering young women to have the skills and ability to become self-sufficient and look forward to leading normal, happy, healthy lives.”
Alice Achan, Founder, Te-Kworo Foundation
“For us, our Foundation represents the future of our country. The work we do is all about protecting the young mothers and their children today and enabling them to grow and in doing so ensure the prosperity of future generations.”
Cik Moses, Chair, Te-Kworo Foundation
“The Foundation is changing young girls' lives every day, building a future of hope and promise beyond this generation. Corporate groups can play a critical role in making this possible.”
Philippa Tyndale, Author and Advisory Group Chair, Te-Kworo Foundation
2 hours face-to-face with interactive activities and team challenges.
Participants will have the opportunity to self-reflect, draw parallels to their team and work environments and consider how their own actions impact others. They will explore the different roles within a team and the importance that each team member has in reaching the end goal. They will be challenged to look at new ideas and how they can use those to improve the world around them.
You'll discover ways the charity serves the community and supports young girls in Northern Uganda to get an education and trade skills so that they can be self-sufficient, earn an income and provide for their children, whilst learning to challenge assumptions, discover new ways to empower young women and champion social change.
You'll also get to know your colleagues and have fun whilst increasing your social impact!
If you're looking to expand your team’s perspective, challenge your own world view and learn more about this dynamic and grass-roots charity, this is the team challenge for you. Your team will participate in an engaging session filled with fun activities and will leave with a fresh outlook on the issues they face in their World.
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