Simameni: Stand Together for Girls’ Secondary Education in Uganda

Reporting Organization:Canadian Teachers' Federation
Total Budget ($CAD):$ 1,905,250
Timeframe: November 18, 2019 - September 30, 2024
Status: Implementation
Contact Information: Unspecified

Partner & Funder Profiles

Reporting Organization

Canadian Teachers' Federation

Participating Organizations


Funders (Total Budget Contribution)

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Country - Total Budget Allocation

Uganda - $ 1,905,250.00 (100.00%)

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Areas of Focus

Other - Total Budget Allocation

Education (60 %)

Gender Equality (40 %)

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The Simameni project, which means “stand up” in Swahili, seeks to improve access, retention, and educational opportunities for secondary-aged girls in schools from the Western and Teso regions in Uganda. The project aligns with Government of Uganda policies on gender equality and on education by tackling two key drivers of poverty, namely lack of access to education and gender inequality. Project activities include: (1) providing training on gender equality and the importance of girls’ secondary school education to teachers, and corresponding support to key decision makers, leaders and influencers; (2) enabling student-led efforts to promote awareness about girls’ secondary school education in their communities; (3) supporting the leadership and empowerment of girls; (4) improving plans that ensure gender-responsive school facilities and policies for the prevention of school-related gender-based violence; and (5) strengthening the use of instructional content, materials, and strategies that promote gender equality. The project is implemented by the Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) in collaboration with the Uganda National Teachers’ Union (UNATU).

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Target Population

Gender and age: Adolescent females Children, girls
Total Direct Population: Unspecified
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Results & Indicators

Expected Results

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) enhanced systemic support for gender-responsive education; and (2) improved provision of gender-responsive education

Achieved Results



  • None Selected
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Associated Projects (If applicable)

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