‘COMMUNITY RESTORERS’

Team Building Program

CCF Pader Education
Education
CCF Pader Girls Academy
CCF Pader Girls Academy

Become ‘Community Restorers’

Te-Kworo Foundation have partnered with Team Building with Purpose to deliver a program enabling you to help rebuild the lives and futures of young girls in Uganda.

Corporate teams across the country are taking up the challenge…

What can be done to support young girls in Northern Uganda who are alone, pregnant and unable to continue their schooling?

Hosted by professional facilitators, the Te-Kworo Foundation Community Restorers Challenge includes interactive fast-paced simulation exercises and thought-provoking discussions that promote teamwork, increased empathy and more open minds. These corporate volunteering team building sessions either run 2 hours online or 3 hours face-to-face.

The Results

  • Strengthened teams with greater appreciation of their colleagues.
  • Heightened awareness about the amazing work Te-Kworo Foundation staff do to deliver on their vision that all girls have a right to a better future no matter what their circumstances.
  • Increased social impact by supporting a charity that empowers young girls and women, through education, to gain skills and self-sufficiency to live healthier and happier lives, with a better future for them and their children.

Young girls in Northern Uganda don’t enjoy the same rights and freedom as their counterparts in Australia due to a patriarchal society of arranged marriages and culture of tolerating abuse. This is changing, but the problem was exacerbated with the brutal war in Northern Uganda in the late 1980s when an estimated 25,000+ children were abducted at gunpoint by the LRA (Lord’s Resistance Army).

The young boys were forced to become child soldiers and the girls faced sex slavery as ‘wives’ for the rebel commanders. After the war ended the country was left with the problem that these young girls now had babies and young children of their own and many were unable to return to their families, forcing them to live in destitute homes often without adult support and condemning them to a life of poverty, servitude and little hope. This problem still exists today when young girls find themselves pregnant and are forced to abandon their education and any hopes they had for their future.

This is what the Te-Kworo Foundation has been working hard to change since 2002 in partnership with local communities by helping rehabilitate these young girls and provide them with the support, education and training to give them trade skills and the ability to become self-sufficient:

  • The charity runs an Academy that started in 2008 and now has two boarding schools in Northern Uganda for 500 young girls and provides on-site childcare support for their children.
  • They have a Maternal and Child Health Clinic to ensure the safe delivery of babies and the ongoing health of the students and their children along with young women in the community.
  • Their Community and Social Protection Services work with communities and local government to identify girls at risk, prevent illegal underage forced marriages, as well as educate the wider society on the issues and problems so that in time this cultural dynamic can be arrested and the rights, lives and future of young women across the country can be respected and celebrated.

They believe that educating a girl, is in fact, educating a nation.

“What we are doing is much more than simply providing an academic education or qualification. This is about empowering young women to have the skills and ability to become self-sufficient and look forward to leading normal, happy, healthy lives.”

Alice Achan

Founder, Te-Kworo Foundation

CCF Pader Education

Become Community Restorers

Te-Kworo Foundation have partnered with Team Building with Purpose to deliver a program enabling you to help rebuild the lives and futures of young girls in Uganda

Corporate teams across the country are taking up the challenge…

What can be done to support young girls in Northern Uganda who are alone, pregnant and unable to continue their schooling?

Hosted by professional facilitators, the Te-Kworo Foundation Community Restorers Challenge includes interactive fast-paced simulation exercises and thought-provoking discussions that promote teamwork, increased empathy and more open minds.

te-Kworo School Academy

The Results

  • Strengthened teams with greater appreciation of their colleagues.
  • Heightened awareness about the amazing work Te-Kworo Foundation staff do to deliver on their vision that all girls have a right to a better future no matter what their circumstances.
  • Increased social impact by supporting a charity that empowers young girls and women, through education, to gain skills and self-sufficiency to live healthier and happier lives, with a better future for them and their children.

Young girls in Northern Uganda don’t enjoy the same rights and freedom as their counterparts in Australia due to a patriarchal society of arranged marriages and culture of tolerating abuse. This is changing, but the problem was exacerbated with the brutal war in Northern Uganda in the late 1980s when an estimated 25,000+ children were abducted at gunpoint by the LRA (Lord’s Resistance Army).

The young boys were forced to become child soldiers and the girls faced sex slavery as ‘wives’ for the rebel commanders. After the war ended the country was left with the problem that these young girls now had babies and young children of their own and many were unable to return to their families, forcing them to live in destitute homes often without adult support and condemning them to a life of poverty, servitude and little hope. This problem still exists today when young girls find themselves pregnant and are forced to abandon their education and any hopes they had for their future.

Education
CCF Pader Girls Academy

This is what the Te-Kworo Foundation has been working hard to change since 2002 in partnership with local communities by helping rehabilitate these young girls and provide them with the support, education and training to give them trade skills and the ability to become self-sufficient:

  • The charity runs an Academy that started in 2008 and now has two boarding schools in Northern Uganda for 500 young girls and provides on-site childcare support for their children.
  • They have a Maternal and Child Health Clinic to ensure the safe delivery of babies and the ongoing health of the students and their children along with young women in the community.
  • Their Community and Social Protection Services work with communities and local government to identify girls at risk, prevent illegal underage forced marriages, as well as educate the wider society on the issues and problems so that in time this cultural dynamic can be arrested and the rights, lives and future of young women across the country can be respected and celebrated.

They believe that educating a girl, is in fact, educating a nation.

“What we are doing is much more than simply providing an academic education or qualification. This is about empowering young women to have the skills and ability to become self-sufficient and look forward to leading normal, happy, healthy lives.”

Alice Achan

Founder, Te-Kworo Foundation

FAQ’s

What is the group size?

10-30 people

What is the time commitment?

2 hours online or 3 hours face-to-face group sessions with interactive activities and team challenges.

Team Impact

Participants will have the opportunity to self-reflect, draw parallels to their team and work environments and consider how their own actions impact others. They will explore the different roles within a team and the importance that each team member has in reaching the end goal. They will be challenged to look at new ideas and how they can use those to improve the world around them.

Community Impact

You’ll discover ways the charity serves the community and supports young girls in Northern Uganda to get an education and trade skills so that they can be self-sufficient, earn an income and provide for their children, whilst learning to challenge assumptions, discover new ways to empower young women and champion social change.

You’ll also get to know your colleagues and have fun whilst increasing your social impact!

What's Required?

If you’re looking to expand your team’s perspective, challenge your own world view and learn more about this dynamic and grass-roots charity, this is the team challenge for you. Your team will participate in an engaging session filled with fun activities and will leave with a fresh outlook on the issues they face in their World.

What is the cost?

Fees are based on individual needs and participant numbers. Please contact Team Building with Purpose on 02 9158 9600 or via email at info@teambuildingwithpurpose.com.au to obtain a quote.

Ready for the challenge?

To book your Te-Kworo Foundation ‘Community Restorers’ event or to speak to a Team Building with Purpose representative call 02 9158 9600 or make an enquiry online