Our mission is to advocate for economic, cultural, and social development for disadvantaged girls, women, and children in Northern Uganda. We carry out this mission through an integrated, holistic commitment to personal transformation with a primary focus on educational sponsorship, vocational training skills, and partnerships with local schools and community organizations.
Fact: Northern Uganda is flooded with young mothers ages 13-17 without any source of income struggling to provide for themselves and their children.
WHAT WE DO
Culinary Arts: a key
VOCFINU's aim is EMPOWERMENT by providing gainful employment and marketable job skills to single teenage mothers impacted by extreme poverty. This is the "CULINARY ARTS" module that lays out a clear career path trajectory. While acquiring real-world experience and training an emphasis is placed on creating self-sufficiency and sustainability.
VOCFINU provides 11-year-long educational scholarships for women & girls living in rural Uganda.
OUR PRESIDENT AND FOUNDER
I am committed to the belief that poverty would end and we would all be in a much better place if half the human race (women) were empowered to prosper.
Alice was born and raised in the Acholi tribe of Northern Uganda. She relocated to the United States in 1996 and has been an American citizen since. Alice has experience living with poverty in Uganda , she started funding educational scholarships for underprivileged children in her home town of Gulu in 2010. She is a business owner having worked in the child-care industry since 2004. Her career has enabled her to provide educational scholarships to 40 vulnerable girls living in extreme poverty in Northern Uganda to boarding schools.
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