Fields of Life are concerned that in sub Saharan Africa only 1 in 5 girls make it to secondary school. In Uganda 71% of girls drop out of school before completing Primary 7 with 85% of girls not completing Secondary Education. A lack of education means that menstruation is stigmatised, girls are at risk of attack going to and from school and are forced to marry when they are still children. We believe that these girls are entitled to dignity and a future and that they have the power to change the world.

Our goal is to create and foster girl-friendly school environments, enabling 25,000 girls and young women to be supported, nurtured and developed within the Fields of Life Schools network by 2020.

Trevor Stephenson and his wife Ruth founded the development charity Fields of Life in 1995. Having lived in Central East Africa, their passion and focus has been to work in areas and communities that have been affected by war, conflict and extreme poverty.

Fields of life reach women and children through local churches and communities in East Africa. The aim is to bring positive change through the provision of quality education, clean water, health promotion and other community based projects.

The goal is to create and foster girl-friendly school environments and to see 25,000 girls and young women supported, nurtured and developed within the Fields of Life school network by 2020.



Published on Jan 4, 2017

Fields of Life launched the I AM GIRL Health Education initiative to commit to ensuring girls are empowered to complete their education and to grow into strong, healthy young women and that in time their children will have the same opportunities.


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