Where it all started.
Concern for the Girl Child (CGC), founded by Dr.Ann F Hayes and the late Freddie Henry Kasozi in 2001, is a child-focused Non-Government Organisation in Uganda. CGC's major purpose is to empower the vulnerable girl child
through the provision of access to education and health information as well as advocating and lobbying for the rights of children in the communities of Luwero,
Nakaseke and Kampala in Nakawa Division.
Having realised the extremem marginalization of the girl child at that time, the founders deemed it fit to empower the girl child as a way of bridging the gender disparity. The organisation then began working with 2 partner schools in Luwero and Kampala, Luwero and Kalinabiri Secondary Schools respectively, where community members such as Local Council leaders and teachers helped to identify the needy children within the communities. 15 girls were selected and recruited into the programme and to date CGC prides in impact that spins 900 girls and their families within the communities of Luwero, Nakaseke and Kampala, in Nakawa Division, 551 graduates of whom 60% are gainfully employed and over 35000 children and their families impacted through child protection and economic empowerment projects over the past 19 years.