What's Casey Foundation?
Casey Foundation is a non-profitable organization based in Uganda with a dedicated team determined to fight and prevent child marriage and teenage pregnancy. Our current team is spread across Uganda, India, the United States, Nigeria, Vietnam, and other countries. To fight and prevent child marriage and teenage pregnancy, we set up projects and programs to empower girls, help them access education and support their entrepreneurship growth. Girls’ education is key in stopping child marriages and teen pregnancies.
How was the Casey Foundation founded?
The organization was founded and incorporated in 2020 following a story that 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 Casey Formation to end child marriage and teenage pregnancy and meet married children’s needs in Uganda.
To fight, prevent and end child marriages and teenage pregnancies through education, skilling, advocacy, mentorship, and empowerment for young vulnerable girls to attain their full potential.
To see a world free of child marriages and teenage pregnancies where girls live to their full potential.
- To educate and rally parents and community members about child marriage and teenage pregnancy.
- To encourage the enforcement of supportive laws and policies against child marriage and teenage pregnancy.
- To empower girls with information, skills, and support networks.
- To enhance girls’ access to high-quality education through providing economic support and incentives to them and their families.