Closing The Gender Gap in Education

Ensuring that all girls and young women receive a quality education is their human right, a global development priority, and a strategic priority for Mehiel Foundation.

Achieving gender equality is central to the our twin goals of ending extreme poverty and boosting shared prosperity.

Girls’ education goes beyond getting girls into school. It is also about ensuring that girls learn and feel safe while in school; have the opportunity to complete all levels of education, acquiring the knowledge and skills to compete in the labor market; gain socio-emotional and life skills necessary to navigate and adapt to a changing world; make decisions about their own lives; and contribute to their communities and the world.

Vocational School For Young and Vulnerable Women

In collaboration with our local NGO partner, CELEDI, on International Women’s Day 2021, we have opened the doors to a Vocational School in the Wakiso District of Uganda, focused on equipping young and vulnerable women with skills in baking, tailoring, hairdressing, cosmetics and computing, in order to help them access careers in these areas and become financially independent.

Be The Solution

Upskilling a young or vulnerable woman means investing in tomorrow’s leaders, working together to change the status quo for the most marginalized people in their communities and countries, and making the world a better place for everyone. 

Educated girls tend to delay their first pregnancies, have healthier children, earn more income for the family, and are far more likely to send their own children to school.

The result: wealthier families and communities.

Help us reach more girls in more communities around the world.

Help us make the world a better place