What we do
Currently we started two programs that are meant to lay the foundation for our campaigns.
Support a Mother Program
The aim is to raise awareness on the plight of African mothers, and to mobilise citizens worldwide to ensure that mothers get the basic financial literacy and empowerment on their rights they need to support their families, this will help them not be victims of abuse because most of them are dependent on their abusers. The Support a Mother campaign aims to train and empower 10,000 women by 2025 and contribute towards reduction of abuse of women by 25%. Once trained, each trainee will be able to impact her environment and contribute to the development of the entire nation
Without the basic education that women in developed countries take for granted, financial literacy and human rights empowerment remains a heavy burden in sub-Saharan Africa
Some stories for women victims of domestic abuse
- Cibalonza Neema kamaci
- Shukuru Mubalama
- Ebenezer Safi Bigugu
- Nsimire Byamungu chirubakadera
The mission of this project is to support the women of Congo who have suffered from many forms of abuse and neglect or other injustices. The Tumaini Centre exists to assist these women, offering them a refuge and a safe place to re-group and plan for a better life. This amazing program will be operated in Bukavu in the East Congo and will only be available to female volunteers. The home will cater to approximately 50-100 young women aged 12-24 years. These women will be in the rescue centre for various reasons including sexual assault, being sent to work too young or being found on the street. The home will offer a safe and happy place for the women to heal and develop, and aims to teach them skills to enable them to support themselves in their future. Some of the girls will be leaving the compound for school while others are in the compound at all times for their own safety. This program truly empowers women and girls who have suffered abuse and helps them to achieve a brighter future.
Our prayer is to build centres that will be habitable to get them educated and supported.
- Goals of this Project:
- Provide essential care and support to vulnerable young women, even now women are still being marginalized in the African context.
- Improve the future prospects of abused and disadvantaged women through education and skills, they will learn to be empowered and independent.
- Give vulnerable women quality care, compassion and a sense of hope
- Enable inter-cultural exchange which benefits both locals and international volunteers alike.
Tumaini Centres Project
Social empowerment might be one of the most prominent forms of empowerment shown in the mainstream media. It strengthens women’s social relations and their positions in social structures, giving them more of a purpose outside of the home. Their contributions to society are recognized and valued as opposed to looked down upon simply because it was a woman’s creation. Social empowerment also fights back against discrimination, no longer letting people of different disabilities, races, ethnicities, religions, or genders be walked over by what’s considered ‘normal’.
Education is a crucial part of growing and developing, but there are still places in the world that deny education to girls. This takes away a fundamental skill everyone has the right to: knowledge. Without a proper education for all, gender empowerment isn’t possible. Education puts everyone on equal footing, and lets young girls have access to what their rights and duties are. Not only that, obtaining knowledge can boost self-confidence, self-esteem, and make girls self-sufficient. It also gives them access to the development of social, political, intellectual, and religious consciousness, and can discourage the growth of bigotry, narrow-mindedness, superstition, intolerance, and so other kind of abuse
So many young girls end up into premature marriages which lead to abusive relationships due to poverty, being able to empower women financially is a way to prevent abuse and allow allow everyone to have equal footing and women in particular will gain a more significant share of control over material,human, intellectual and financial resources.
Psychological empowerment aligns with social empowerment—it transgresses the “traditional and patriarchal taboos and social obligations” and lets women go beyond what’s expected of them in society. This can build self-confidence, help women recognize their self-worth, and gives them the chance to take control of their income and body.
Women get to learn about their rights and those who need legal assistance , get assisted.