Provide free literacy, skills, and care for teen girls in Uganda's largest slum in 2023
Teen girls are the most vulnerable population in Uganda's largest slum, Namuwongo. They are rarely able to attend school and are often encouraged or forced into sex work by their mothers or peers as a way to survive.
Touch the Slum is the only FREE program for teen moms and teen girls in Namuwongo. We offer crisis intervention with a residential program, holistic literacy and skills programs, and entrepreneurship training to break this cycle.
Just $35 pays for a girl for a month in the program!
100% of your donation goes to the work so that we can offer free programs to the girls in our program.
All of our staff is FROM the Namuwongo slum and still IN the community. They are dedicated to changing the culture for teen girls.
Ten Eighteen has been working in the Namuwongo slum since January 2009.