In some parts of Uganda, just 1 in 16 girls finishes school – taken out of education and forced to marry instead. But when teachers are given the right training, they can become their protectors.
Teddy, a teacher at Nakapelimen Primary School, was trained by a VSO volunteer to help her safeguard these young girls from early marriage, keep them in school and help them reach their potential.
Unfortunately, there are still lots of girls in need of help.
“There are many girls I follow up. Some very bright girls, who have not come back to school this year. It’s painful.”