About the Founder
Racheal Mutesi Kwetolaku is the founder of Ufahari Girls. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Makerere University and is currently completing a Post Graduate Diploma in Gender and Local Economic Development from the same university. In addition, she spent a year, in 2014, training as a Youth worker at the Youth for Christ in Norwich, UK. Racheal has worked as a Youth and Children’s worker at Makerere St Johns Parish and currently volunteers at Wakisa Ministries in Uganda where she assists girls with pregnancy crises. Racheal works with children from vulnerable communities and is currently involved with Project Soar which is a program for girls, at St James School, which is aimed at empowering girls to be leaders of today and tomorrow. Furthermore, she runs Menstrual Hygiene Management programs both within her local community of Kalerwe as well as with various local schools. These programs aim to teach girls how to make sanitary towels for themselves. Racheal’s desire and passion to work with girls is due to her upbringing in Kalerwe. She too grew up in extreme abject poverty, and like many young girls in her community, she struggled to have access to proper education and sanitation. Racheal considers herself a Girls’ ambassador and advocate.
Ufahari Girls Ministries wishes to see an empowered girl society in self and sustainable development through education, improved health care, poverty alleviation and discipleship. – Racheal Mutesi
Ufahari Girls Ministries aims to support formal education development for girls. This is accomplished through the provision of scholastic materials, payment for school fees, engagement in school visits for guided academic support, initiation career guidance support as well as facilitation of workshops which are intended to sensitize parents and caregivers about the needs of girl children in Kalerwe.
We also aim to assist out-of-school girls with vocational and apprenticeship training. Delivering strategic intervention to girls which aim to equips them with hands-on skills thus facilitating their entry into the labour market.
The provision of psychosocial support is an important aspect of what Ufahari Girls Ministries commits to. This is done so by offering guidance and counselling to girls in the Kalerwe community, specifically targeting at their psychological wellbeing. We also support dance and dance club programmes in these efforts.
Ufahari Girls Ministries aims to educate girls and community members about child protection and advocates on behalf of the girl child for adequate legal support. This is accomplished by the mobilization and education of community members about children’s rights and responsibilities, connecting trained community volunteers and religious leaders as child rights monitors and aims to empower the trained community volunteers and religious leaders to be able to identify and support children who are abused and children who are at risk.
Registration Number: 8002000722532
Founder: Racheal Mutesi Kwetolaku
Contact Number: +256 789 695695
If you would like to find out more about Ufahari Girls Ministries, please contact us. If you would like to support us financially you can do so via our Bank details:
Account Name: Ufahari Girls Ministries LTD Account No: 1044201070379
Bank: Equity Bank
Branch: Wandegeya Branch
BIC or SWIFT Code: EQBLUGKA