Candle Light Foundation(CLF Uganda)
Not-for-Profit Organisation , with a Mission to Empower Vulnerable Girls and Women
What We Are
Candle Light Foundation Uganda, is a Not-for-Profit Organisation , with a mission to empower vulnerable girls and women to live their dreams and reach their full potential through education, skills training and entrepreneurship. We believe women are born with incredible gifts to share with the world and make our communities a better place. Our goal is to provide the tools, educational opportunities, support and encouragement to empower women to become all that they dream to be. With the dedication of our volunteers, staff members, and partners, we strive to improve the lives of vulnerable women and girls.
What We Do
Education-School for Girls
Community Outreach Programs
Menstrual Hygiene and Sanitation
Partnership with Rotary International
Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) and Sanitation
“Girls Helping Girls Stay in School”
Rotary Hygiene and Sanitation Social Enterprise (ROHSSEL)
A problem for girls in many African countries when they reach the age of menstruation is that at the time of their period they do not attend school because they do not understand the change that is taking place in their bodies, they do not have or cannot afford sanitary napkins and they do not feel safe.In 2020, the Rotary Hygiene and Sanitation Social Enterprise(ROHSSEL) Sponsored by The Rotary Club of West Vancouver Sunrise- International Sponsor, The Rotary Club of Kampala Nsambya-Host Club, Rotary International, The Rotary Foundation Canada and Clubs in District 5040 and District 9211 in collaboration with Candle Light Foundation was founded in Uganda East Africa as an extension of the Candle Light High School with a mission to provide training in menstrual hygiene management and sanitation and the production of reusable environmentally friendly sanitary pads to help keep girls in school. The Social Enterprise is well established and a unique brand of reusable sanitary pads "EnviroPADS" is available for girls and women.
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Women's Day Celebrations at CLF Uganda
Every year World Menstrual Hygiene Day is observed on May 28 with an aim to change the social stigma associated with menstruation. The date May 28 was chosen to observe the day because on average the menstrual cycle for most women is 28 days and the menstruation period for most women is for five days. Hence, the date was kept as 28/5. The theme for this year is: “Action and Investment in Menstrual Hygiene and Health.”
Join our Fundraising Team for the Extension of the Girls' School
A member of the Rotary for 20years
"Supporting the Candle Light Foundation of Uganda and the Candle Light High School in Mukono District is an opportunity that allows us all to make a difference, to make a change, in the lives of girls who come from less fortunate and difficult circumstances. Supporting the Candle Light High School allows us to provide the girls with an education and skills but also to help make their dreams come true"
Women's Empowerment Advocate
Author: ”The Ending of Tears"
Rosette Nabuuma is a Founding Member and Director at Candle Light Foundation (CLF Uganda) and Candle Light foundation for Girls' education Canada (CLF Canada)
Kristrún Friðsemd Sveinsdóttir is a director of the board of CLF in Iceland. Kristrún has been a part of CLF since 2013, having started as a volunteer on the ground at the Candle Light school in Uganda and is now in her third year as a board director. CLF in Iceland supports Candle Light Foundation through fundraising, a sponsorship program and project support. She is passionate about gender equality, women‘s health and empowerment.
Nancy is a Vice-President & Wealth Advisor at RBC Dominion Securities. She has co-written a book called "A Life in Bloom: A Down to Earth Women's Guide to a Successful Financial Future" informed by her 38 year career. She has always believed that women need to take charge of their own financial futures. She has been the chair of the West Vancouver Foundation for five years and is on the board of Hollyburn Family Services Society, dedicated to protecting vulnerable youths and seniors.
"By contributing towards the extension to the Candle Light High School you to can be part of this amazing transformation"
Jack is a Director on the Board of Candle Light Foundation for Girls Education Canada (CLF Canada). He also serves as Disaster Responder for the American Red Cross, with a focus on indigenous and marginalized communities. He serves communities all over the United States and its territories, and even visits other counties occasionally, ensuring that these communities get the help they needJack has been a Rotarian for two tours totaling 17 years to date and currently serves with the Everett Rotary on the World Service Committee.
"By supporting the extension of the Candle Light High School, we take part in providing an education for those who have been less fortunate, grow in confidence and grow in self-esteem"
Glenn Sigurdson, is known for his path breaking work bridging divides within and among organizations, building relationships and unlikely alliances, and developing creative outcomes. In 2020, Glenn was appointed to the Order of Canada (C.M.), one of Canada’s highest civilian honours, in recognition of his many contributions as a social Innovator.
He is Honorary Consul General of Iceland in BC, and the author of a recent memoir, Vikings on a Prairie Ocean.
"There can be no more important thing in life than feeling good about yourself. This cause will empower girls to become strong and independent women"
Sigridur Baldursdottir, was the director of board of CLF in Iceland in 2011-2015. She has a PhD in Social Anthropology with a focus on development and global health in Guinea-Bissau.
Sigridur has been a part of CLF since 2006 when she did fieldwork for her MA thesis on the life situation of vulnerable girls in Uganda. A few years later she became a board member and later the director of board in Iceland. During that period she visited CLF in Uganda to evaluate their work; the evaluation showed that CLF has been important in the lives of many vulnerable girls in Uganda and that the focus should be on vocational training. Consequently, CLF in Iceland and Uganda applied for and received funding from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Iceland to build a vocational school building that was ready and operating in 2015.
Cossy Namugenyi is an administrator and the manager of the Social Enterprise. she has been with CLF Uganda for more than 13 years. She is passionate about gender equality and has touched many lives of girls and women since she joined CLF Uganda