Project profile — Simameni: Stand Together for Girls' Secondary Education in Uganda

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Simameni: Stand Together for Girls' Secondary Education in Uganda - Overview
Canadian Teachers' Federation
2019-11-18 - 2024-09-30
Country / region • Developing countries, unspecified (100.00%)
Sector • Unallocated/ Unspecified
Sectors not specified (99810) (100.00%)
Policy marker • Gender equality (principal objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (significant objective)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (principal objective)
• Youth Issues (principal objective)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)
Description and results


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).

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



Original budget $0
Planned Disbursement $514,310
Transaction Date Type Value
05-10-2023 Disbursement $65,207
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