While the reasons girls drop out of school are complex, it is clear that pregnancy and parenting responsibilities are a significant factor, and the economic consequences of dropping out of school are devastating for these adolescents, teen mothers, their children, and their communities.
"Uganda ranks high in Teenage pregnancies' "New Vision, April 19, 2016.One in every four girls aged between 15 and 19 becomes pregnant, according to Bureau of Statistics and nearly half of the girls are married of before the age of 18.
75% of the girls who have benefited from our services have had babies in their teen age which increases their vulnerability and their children too.
Often girls that become pregnant in school are expelled or leave school out of shame, reducing their chances of securing a better life for themselves and their children These social-economic hardships faced by teenage mothers in our communities are not only of great magnitude but also further make them vulnerable to risky behaviors, diseases and criminal activities. They lack the knowledge and power which would help them acquire skills for self reliance.