Kawempe Economic Rehabilitation for Sex Workers
Sustain for Life funded the first year of a pilot project originally devised by Plan UK to provide young girls engaged in commercial sex work with the skills to find alternative means to support themselves. The project targeted female sex workers between the ages of 13 and 25 years. Major activities included forming development clubs, training club members in vocational, entrepreneurial, livelihood and effective parenting skills, introducing and strengthening business areas in the target clubs and identifying and referring children to paediatric health centres.
The girls who took part in the project were equipped with skills for alternative economic support for themselves and their dependants. The girls were also provided with start up capital necessary to set up their own businesses. Plan UK is committed to funding this important project going forward.