The Kasiisi Project has been awarded a grant of $16,000 from the Anna Lalor Burdick Program of the Lalor Foundation. The program is named for Anna Lalor Burdick (1869-1944) who devoted her life to the education, careers and lives of women.
In 1938 she said that:
“Our problem is not to choose between marriage and career, but rather to plan a vocation and career and still be happily married. If a girl chooses not to marry, she needs a means of self-support. If she does marry, catastrophe often changes her plans.”
While this is true for women everywhere it is especially true for girls from Uganda who have less options than girls in the west. “The Anna Lalor Burdick Program focuses particularly on young women who have inadequate access to information regarding reproductive health …”
The Kasiisi Project Girls Program will use these funds to build a robust and scalable reproductive health education program for adolescent girls in our schools. Built on the foundation of knowledgeable committed teachers and active engaged students this project will give our students the information and confidence they need to make good decisions about their sexual health and reproductive lives.