As GEJJA Women Foundation we aim at creating a generation of well-educated, economically independent and self-determined females. We operate in Uganda, a Country where women and girls still face tremendous challenges in everyday life: Traditional roles and values, gender inequality and sexual- and gender-based violence often affect them to receive proper education and create a burden to unleash their full potentials and to generate their own income to become independent. In society, women and girls are systematically left behind by denying them access to equal rights and opportunities as well as jobs and education. This jeopardized the sound development of every society and constitutes a huge waste of human resources.
GEJJA empowers rural women and girls by enabling them to start their own business to make a living, by sending former school drop-out girls back to school to boost on their education and prevent child marriage and by training them in sexual and reproductive health to be able to make decisions over their own bodies and life.
Already, 250 women are working in small businesses under GEJJA Women Foundation and help to overcome gender bias, poverty and lack of prospect.