Far Away Friends

Far Away Friends is a locally-led and female founded nonprofit started by two young women with a big vision: to break cycles of generational poverty in rural Uganda forever. Working in partnership with local leaders to identify investments in schools and community resources that impact the lives of children, Far Away Friends is now operating their own model primary school and teacher training hub, while also equipping girls in “Sister Schools” across rural Amolatar District with Life Skills training and menstrual hygiene management tools with the goal of lowering teen pregnancies and drop-out rates by 50% in the next decade. A tenacious, grassroots-fueled organization, Far Away Friends’ programs and projects are improving access to quality education, building the capacity of teachers and schools, enhancing health care resources, and ensuring that children in rural communities have the tools they need to break cycles of generational poverty forever.