Who We Are
A brief about Us
Concern for Children and Women Empowerment (COFCAWE) is a national non-government organization established in 2006, and formally registered as an NGO by the NGO Board in February 2007with permit N0. S.5914/6897. The organization is currently located in Jinja, Busoga sub region and its main work is to empower women and children and people with disabilities in rural communities of Uganda.
We employ community focused, evidence-based approaches like peer education, psycho-social methodologies and self-help club formations.
Concern for Children and Women Empowerment (COFCAWE) is a national non-government organization whose main work is to promote socio-economic development of teenage mothers and children in rural communities of Uganda through community empowerment. Teenage pregnancy continues to be a big challenge facing girl children with the national rate being at 24% (UNICEF, 2015) and in a recently concluded COFCAWE baseline, teenage pregnancy in Mayuge was found to be at 18%.
In order to address the problem, COFCAWE has adopted a preventive and responsive approach. Prevention efforts involve equipping of in-school children with information on Sexual Reproductive Health (SRH), life skills and rights, to enable them make better SRH choices. The responsive approach on the other hand involves equipping teenage mothers with livelihood skills which enable them to become economically independent.
— Our Mission
Empowering in and out of school children with special focus on teenage mothers with socio-economic skills and health education through participatory methodologies for improved well-being.
— Our Vision
Health and happy children in Uganda enjoying their rights
Sharing information, giving and receiving feedback to one another and our stakeholders
Working together with commitment and motivation towards achieving the common goal.
Active involvement of stakeholders at all levels in programming and interventions
Creating opportunities for individuals and communities to build their capacity and enable them fulfil their potential.
Talking about issues openly and finding solutions together.
creating equal opportunity for both male and female
Standing and supporting one another in good and bad times