|SOME GIRLS FROM SEMULIKI HIGH SCHOOL|
RIC-NET is seeking new applicants for the second phase of the global fund for children project that targets conflict affected girls both in and out of school.
These interviews for the second phase were carried out at Semulki high school Bundibugyo district on 27th may 2015, where a number of 51 girls were met and introduced to the project.
In addition to filling in the forms that were developed from the new selection criteria, the selection team went further to prove if what was indicated in the forms was true about the applicants. The applicants were told to write a true story about how they were affected by the conflict which the team will go ahead to verify and further verification will be done by visiting the families of those applicants who will have gone through the first verification.
The applicants were given an introduction about the project, as a project that targets and aims at supporting conflict affected girls with psychosocial support and mentoring of the girls, counseling, reproductive health and provision of scholastic and sanitary materials to conflict affected in school girls.
The selection criteria for the new beneficiaries was also read out for the girls and to the female teachers who were present so as to understand it fully and a young girl must be falling in the criteria below:
§ A young girl aged 16-22 years
§ A resident of the Rwenzori region: in the districts of Kasese, Ntoroko and Bundibugyo that have been severely affected by rebel attacks and ADF war.
§ Have been directly or indirectly affected by any rebel activities also the ADF war.
§ An orphan with a real mother or father or both having been killed during the war and has no source of stable livelihood or support for education.
§ She was abducted during war, lived with rebels in the bush and later escaped.
§ She was either injured and disabled or raped during war and now has a baby needs support.
§ She was left without guardian or parents and taken to a refuge or internal displaced peoples (IDP) camps.
§ Has a dream of continuing with school / acquiring vocational skills for self sustainable livelihood.
§ Could be in school or out of school
So, any young girl who fits in some on the above criteria should contact a local leader in your area or information centre near you or religious leaders or directly contact RIC-NET project officer.
Ms. Evelyn Kenyana
Mobile: 0772 409630 or 0705674200