Girls for Girls (G4G) Uganda was registered on 26th June 2018 as a Not for Profit Company. The Company has five Directors, all of whom are women. G4G has mentored girls and women in schools, communities (e.g. young women in high density areas, and those living with HIV/AIDS); professional associations e.g. STEM and lawyers, NGOs and Corporates.G4G Uganda started in Mary Reparatrix girls (60 girls), Namagunga Girls Secondary School (117 girls aged 17-18), UMEME- Electricity Distribution Company (14 women aged 25-35), Female Lawyers (20 female lawyers aged 25-35); Girls Rule (20 young women with HIV); STEM (20 Engineers); Vine Pharmacies (12 female clinicians); ACTADE (NGO)- 7 Women; Concern For the Girl Child (35 mentees). In 2020, despite the COVID-19 pandemic, G4G Uganda successfully run 24 cohorts, including in NGOs such as Concern for the Girl Child and in corporate spaces e.g. Housing Finance Bank, Equity Bank, Standard Chartered Bank and Uganda Breweries Limited and Post Bank.
According to our previous mentees and current mentors, they have seen an increase in productivity, engagement, visibility, credibility, and influence. Not only that, but they have also seen a positive change in attitude and have developed skills for communicating and negotiating through our cohorts, which has in turn boosted their confidence and allowed for promotions, career advancement, and business growth. In addition, G4G Uganda has made a pipeline of leaders by creating a space where members are more exposed to local and global leadership opportunities.