Sports create a safe space for healing and transformation. Sporting activities improve the girls' physical fitness, mental and emotional wellbeing, and social interaction.
Sport empowers. It builds the girls' self-esteem, courage, and self-efficacy. It fosters their leadership skills, participation, engagement, and self-awareness. The skills are vital in their everyday lives.
Our program also sharpens the girls' sporting abilities which can be turned into sporting careers.
Due to COVID-19, our sports program has been put on hold to curb the spread of the virus.
Our interactions with the community lead us to identify needy teenage girls in need of tuition fees. We finance their education through our scholarship programs.
Unlike most scholarship programs that are merit-based, we acknowledge the effects of trauma in the lives of these girls and avail scholarship opportunities to all who desire to study and pursue professional careers.
Many girls in informal settlements have gone through traumatic experiences. Domestic violence and rape in homes are rampant. The ordeals affect the psycho-social development of these girls making them vulnerable to exploitation.
Through this program, we provide ongoing and consistent psycho-social care and support through counseling and informal education.
Ubani Trust values family. We understand the impact of the family unit on a child's wellbeing. We are also aware of the effects of toxic families on these teenage girls.
Our family intervention program gives us an opportunity to influence the girls' families. We not only encourage families to support their children but also work with them against the sexual exploitation of girls.
Many families condone sexual exploitation in informal settlements.
However, we are cognizant of the fact that some girls have been pushed into prostitution by their own parents.
We intervene on behalf of the girls by engaging with their families to bring reconciliation through counseling and enlightenment on alternative sources of income.