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Candle Light Foundation Canada (CLF Canada) is a  not-for profit organisation dedicated to empowering girls and women

Empowering girls in Africa through education opportunities is not only a moral imperative but also a pathway to sustainable development, gender equality, and a brighter future for the entire continent. Across Africa, girls face numerous challenges that hinder their access to quality education, including cultural norms, economic disparities, and infrastructure limitations. However, when girls are given the chance to learn and thrive, the benefits are profound and far-reaching.

What we do and how we do it

We’re a development and advocacy organization empowering women, and girls to overcome poverty and injustice.

Distribution of Care Packages to Girls, Women and their Families in BC, Canada.


Every year World Menstrual Hygiene Day is observed on May 28 with an aim to change the social stigma associated with menstruation. The date May 28 was chosen to observe the day because on an average the menstrual cycle for most women is 28 days and the menstruation period for most women is for five days. Hence, the date was kept as 28/5. The theme for this year is: “Action and Investment in Menstrual Hygiene and Health.” In a tweet the United nation wrote that “Menstrual health is a human right. Yet, menstruation can result in discrimination, stigma & exclusion against women & girls."-UNFPA
In pictures 
CLF /RHSSEL Menstrual Hygiene Management Training sessions for both girls and boys at Kasenene Primary School in Mukono District.


Sponsorship is the greatest way for children to access education

MENSTRUAL hygiene management and sanitation 

In partnertship with Rotary International

Vocational Skills

When all women are skilled and work, economies grow.

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Clean Water and vocational skills


Access to clean  water and sanitation can quickly turn problems into potential 

Women in leadership roles can restore balance and wholeness in our communities -Wilma Mankiller

Girls at Candlelight participating in a free and fair election of their school leadership


Responding to COVID 19 Pandemic

We all need to work together to keep ourselves and communities safe & healthy. In Canada, and all over the world, we are taking the necessary precautions to put a stop on the spread of coronavirus disease and support the vulnerable women and girls go through the pandemic.

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