What is Casey Foundation Africa
Casey Foundation Africa is a not-for-profit organization based in Uganda with a dedicated team determined to fight against, prevent and end child marriage and adolescent pregnancy in Uganda and other African countries. Our team is spread across Uganda, India, the United States, the United Kingdom, Nigeria, Vietnam, and other African and non-African countries. To fight against, prevent, and end child marriage and adolescent pregnancy, we set up projects to empower girls and help them access education, support women and youth entrepreneurship growth, etc. We believe girls’ education is key to stopping child marriages and adolescent pregnancies in Africa.
How was the Casey Foundation Africa founded
The organization was founded and incorporated in 2020 following a story aired on NBS TV, a local television station, in Lwanda village, Luuka district in Eastern Uganda, where a 13-year-old girl of primary five got pregnant. She said, “The man bought me a bottle of soda, a cake, gave me 2000 UGX (less than 1 USD), and promised to buy me a dress. I had sex with him; I am pregnant and now thinking of abortion, but life is hard.” Her friends from the same school also said, “During menstruation, the man got me pads (sanitary towels) after he asked me to reward him, we had sex, and I got pregnant,” “He used to come to our house and did whatever he wanted with me, and when I got pregnant, he is nowhere to be seen.” This formed the Casey Formation Africa to fight against, prevent and end child marriages and adolescent pregnancies by empowering girls and helping them access education, supporting women and youth entrepreneurship growth, etc, in Uganda and other African countries.
A world where children are protected and have the freedom to reach their full potential
Our mission is to fight against, prevent, and end child marriage and adolescent pregnancy and promote healthy child development through education, skilling, mentorship, advocacy, women and youth empowerment programs
To empower children with information, access to quality education, and supportive networks so they can make healthy choices to pursue their aspirations
To encourage parents and community members to reject child marriage and reduce adolescent pregnancy through education and awareness campaigns
To promote the adoption and enforcement of supportive laws and policies against child marriage and adolescent pregnancy through partnerships and advocacy work
To empower women and youth to contribute to the economic development of their families, communities, and nation
Our Core Values
Integrity: We uphold a culture of honesty, fairness, and ethical performance, guided by strong moral principles, in all aspects of our work
Empowerment: We support beneficiaries to be autonomous and to gain the confidence to pursue their aspirations and claim their rights. We ensure that our team is competent to deliver effective services and advance the vision of our organization
Trust: We gain the confidence of others by being a reliable and dependable partner
Accountability: We ensure that we deliver on our commitments and uphold financial and operational transparency
Casey Foundation Africa is registered in the United States of America as a nonprofit organization under section 501(c)(3) with Employer Identification Number: 92-2997751 and in Uganda as a company limited by guarantee with registration number: 80020002765699