Twehikire Baker - Restoring hope for the Girl Child

Restoring Hope for the Girl Child

Date grant awarded: 10/13/2017

Twehikire Baker and Grace Twehikire are the founders of Restoring hope for the Girl Child, an organization that educates vulnerable girl children in Kanungu District Uganda by equipping them with necessary marketable life skills for self reliance.

The project, started in 2007, trains girls in tailoring, fashion and design, and is planning additional skill-oriented courses such as hair dressing, computer training, shoe-making and catering. So far, a total of 125 girls have graduated with skills in tailoring and are working utilizing their acquired skills. Some have also started their own training centers in tailoring and are earning a living, supporting themselves and their families.