Candle Light Foundation in Uganda (CLF Uganda) works to empower women and girls
Who We Are and What We Do
Paving the Road Towards a Better Future
Candle Light Foundation- Uganda (CLF) is a Non-Governmental Organization which was established in Uganda in 2001 by late Erla Halldorsdottir, who passed away in 2004 (RIP) . CLF's primary focus is to empower vulnerable women and girls by offering diverse education programs aimed at preparing them to live to their full potential. The foundation empowers women and girls with vocational skills such as tailoring, hairdressing computers and economic empowerment programs. All these skills can lead to entrepreneurial ventures the women and girls can launch upon completion.
The foundation also runs a High School for those with potential to continue with formal education. It also creates a safe space for the women and girls to tell their stories and be heard in a safe and non-judgmental and empowering environment as well as to receive much needed counseling services. Most of the women and girls have experienced domestic violence, rape, verbal and psychological abuse from a very early age. From 2001 to date CLF has successfully supported over 2500 vulnerable women and girls in Uganda