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  • Organisation

    GLOFORD Uganda was first conceived by a young professional who had experienced and seen the suffering of his people in Northern Uganda. Morris Chris Ongom had lived through the political volatility in the region and felt the need to contribute to the change and transformation that was needed in the attitudes and mindsets in the region to guarantee sustainable post war development after the guns went silent from 2006. It was the year 2008 when Morris conceived this idea. In Mid-2009, Morris contacted his young professional friends who had just finished in different disciplines across the different public universities in Uganda. Eleven of them came together including his young wife and Morris convinced them that it was important not only to desire change but to use their expertise to contribute to the development of Northern Uganda starting from Lango sub region where they were born.

    In early 2010, GLOFORD Uganda was first registered as a Community Based Organisation with Lira District Local Government in the name of Global Partnership For Holistic Development. In 2015, a decision was reached to register GLOFORD as a national Local Organisation and as a result GLOFORD was successfully registered on 27th March 2015 with the Uganda Registration Services Bureau as company limited by guarantee and finally as a local NGO as required by law. This time, GLOFORD’s name slightly changed because there were some name conflicts hence becoming Global Forum For Development effective 27th March 2015.

    • Organisation

      GLOFORD Uganda was first conceived by a young professional who had experienced and seen the suffering of his people in Northern Uganda. Morris Chris Ongom had lived through the political volatility in the region and felt the need to contribute to the change and transformation that was needed in the attitudes and mindsets in the region to guarantee sustainable post war development after the guns went silent from 2006. It was the year 2008 when Morris conceived this idea. In Mid-2009, Morris contacted his young professional friends who had just finished in different disciplines across the different public universities in Uganda. Eleven of them came together including his young wife and Morris convinced them that it was important not only to desire change but to use their expertise to contribute to the development of Northern Uganda starting from Lango sub region where they were born.

      In early 2010, GLOFORD Uganda was first registered as a Community Based Organisation with Lira District Local Government in the name of Global Partnership For Holistic Development. In 2015, a decision was reached to register GLOFORD as a national Local Organisation and as a result GLOFORD was successfully registered on 27th March 2015 with the Uganda Registration Services Bureau as company limited by guarantee and finally as a local NGO as required by law. This time, GLOFORD’s name slightly changed because there were some name conflicts hence becoming Global Forum For Development effective 27th March 2015.

    • Project

      GLOFORD Uganda’s Give Girls a Voice intends to contribute to the fulfilment of the rights of girls within protective family and institutional (school) care and support system in which girls are free from deprivation, exploitation and danger in Oyam district. Give Girls aVoice project is a school-based campaign running in 15 schools and its catchment community where adolescent girls and boys; parents and leaders get more awareness on Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) and directly engage in advocating against early girl child marriage which negatively impacts on girl’s education.

      This project has the following objectives:
      1. Amplify voices of and for girls on issues of early marriage, Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) and abuse of girl child education rights,
      2. Empower and position the school going girls from 12 primary schools to participate in School Health Clubs (SHCs) and or Debating Clubs (DCs) to speak, mobilise, lead, gather evidence for advocacy,
      3. Engage and champion issues of MHM, early girl child marriage and girl child education by raising awareness and information sharing and rights education, advocacy through debates, playwrights, poems, Music Dance and Drama, capacity building and case management.
      4. Challenge and lobby parents, community and other stakeholders as Oyam district local government to provide girls with sanitary towels

  • Project

    GLOFORD Uganda’s Give Girls a Voice intends to contribute to the fulfilment of the rights of girls within protective family and institutional (school) care and support system in which girls are free from deprivation, exploitation and danger in Oyam district. Give Girls aVoice project is a school-based campaign running in 15 schools and its catchment community where adolescent girls and boys; parents and leaders get more awareness on Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) and directly engage in advocating against early girl child marriage which negatively impacts on girl’s education.

    This project has the following objectives:
    1. Amplify voices of and for girls on issues of early marriage, Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) and abuse of girl child education rights,
    2. Empower and position the school going girls from 12 primary schools to participate in School Health Clubs (SHCs) and or Debating Clubs (DCs) to speak, mobilise, lead, gather evidence for advocacy,
    3. Engage and champion issues of MHM, early girl child marriage and girl child education by raising awareness and information sharing and rights education, advocacy through debates, playwrights, poems, Music Dance and Drama, capacity building and case management.
    4. Challenge and lobby parents, community and other stakeholders as Oyam district local government to provide girls with sanitary towels

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