What's Casey Foundation Africa?
Casey Foundation Africa is a not-for-profit organization based in Uganda with a dedicated team determined to fight, prevent and end child marriage and adolescent pregnancy in Africa. Our team is spread across Uganda, India, the United States, the United Kingdom, Nigeria, Vietnam, and other African and non-African countries. To fight, prevent and end child marriage and adolescent pregnancy, we set up projects and programs to empower girls, help them access education, support their entrepreneurship growth, etc. We believe girls’ education is key to stopping child marriages and adolescent pregnancies.
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, prevent and end child marriages and adolescent pregnancies and meet married children’s needs in Uganda and other African countries.
To fight, prevent and end child marriages and adolescent pregnancies through education, skilling, advocacy, mentorship, and empowerment for young vulnerable girls to attain their full potential.
We want a world free of child marriages and adolescent pregnancies, where girls live to their full potential.
- To educate and rally parents and community members about child marriage and adolescent pregnancy
- To encourage the enforcement of supportive laws and policies against child marriage and adolescent pregnancy
- To empower girls with information, skills, and support networks
- To enhance girls’ access to high-quality education by providing economic support and incentives to them and their families