We Are Trailblazers

Trailblazers Mentoring Foundation (TMF) is a registered non-governmental organization (NGO) in Uganda founded by two former child mothers who turned their negative experiences into a positive action. TMF programs draw lessons from real life experiences to challenge and inspire adolescent girls and young women to embrace responsibility for their education, health and development of their community. The Organization’s mandate therefore is to provide holistic programs that address critical needs of adolescents especially girls and young women while putting greater emphasis on ending teenage pregnancy, child marriages and empowering girls and young women to complete school and rise to their full potential..

We are Trailblazers Mentoring Foundation (TMF), initiated in line with the current global development agenda, specifically the 2015 post MDG that maintains focus on gender equality and empowerment of girls and women as one of the constructive strategy to combat poverty, hunger and disease. The organization therefore aims at contributing towards sustainable development through promoting and protecting rights of girls and women as a bill of rights in line with the United Nations’ Convention on Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (UN CEDAW)

Our Vision

A generation where all girls are in school, empowered and enjoying their childhood

Our Mission

To contribute towards increased retention of girl children in schools through ending teenage pregnancy and child marriages in Uganda

Our Values

At TMF, we believe that our organizational capacity stems directly from the set of values and principles by which we live and carry out our daily work. What makes us unique is not defined solely by what we do, but by how and why we do it. TMF undertakes all aspects of our work in a manner that embodies our core beliefs in feminism, human rights, accountability, respect and the dignity of all people. 

Some of our Team Members

A team with passion 

TMF’s Leaders and staff are the organization’s greatest assets. Our team is a vibrant, diverse group of activists working passionately to protecting and promoting rights of girls and young women.

Joyce Atimango Okker
Joyce Atimango

Executive Director

Sekagya Ivan Gitta
Ivan Sekagya

Finance and Admin Manager

Harold Owiny
Harold Owiny

Project Cordinator

Caroline Nakanwagi
Carol Nakanwagi

M&E Officer

Where We Work

TMF has nationwide focus in Uganda. However, currently there is a special focus on Karamoja region (Moroto, Kaabong, Napak, Nakapiripirit, Nabilatuk, Kotido, Abim and Amudat), Busoga region (Kamuli, Iganga and Buyende), West Nile Region (Arua, Terego, Madi-Okollo, Nebbi, Pakwach, Zombo, Yumbe and Adjuamni districts) and in Kampala (All the five divisions; Makindye, Central, Kawempe, Nakawa and Rubaga)

Our primary target audience

Adolescent Girls (10-19 yrs) in & out of School; Young Women (20-24 yrs) in & out of School and Boys/Men (10-24 yrs) in & out of School

secondary target audience

Government (MoES, MSLGD, MoH); District Local Governments; Civil Society Organisations; Schools (Primary & Secondary); Communities; Law enforcement officers at district and community level and the Media

thematic areas

TMF programs are delivered through numerous approaches that fall under the four thematic areas of education, adolescent sexual and reproductive health and rights, mentoring and economic empowerment. Cross cutting issues such as gender equality and equity, environment management and disability are integrated in all programs.

Objective One

To increase access, participation and completion rates of children including those with special needs, child mothers to quality education 

Objective Two

To contribute towards reducing the overwhelming rate of teen pregnancy  and child marriages among girls in  and out of school 

Objective Three

To  build advocacy and leadership skills of children especially girls to demand for protection and promotion of their rights to education,  adolescent sexual reproductive health and from all forms of abuse 

Objective Four

To economically empower girls with entrepreneurship skills and environment management for sustainable livelihood. 

WE EXIST TO PROTECT AND PROMOTE RIGHTS OF GIRLS AND YOUNG WOMEN, EMPOWERING THEM TO COMPLETE SCHOOL AND RISE TO THEIR FULL POTENTIAL.
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