Lets Go GIRLS!!!!

A wise man was once quoted to have said; a lot of the things that until now seemed unthinkable are starting to be thinkable. Cruising on the wheels of hope and faith, we set off for Bwaise.  At 9:00 am a total number of 30 girls from Bwaise sat eagerly waiting for the facilitators to show up.  19 girls are school going between the ages of 13 and 15. Out of the thirty ages between 16 and 22, eleven of them are school dropouts, two of them mothers.  An aura of hope swept across the room where we decided to divide the school going and those that are no longer going to school.  Coincidentally, most of them are orphans and some HIV positive.

The introductory classes took off immediately, very few volunteers showed up to take part in the project because most of them wanted allowances that we could not afford. However friends that showed up did a tremendous job. We had the girls introduce themselves; select leaders, lay out their expectations and a key-note speech from Agnes of AMREF, and Nzaramba Vincent, a politician in this area. Rolands Tibirusya yet again was present this time not as a professional painter but held the camera to capture every moment of the day.  Mrs Jennifer Muriro and Esther were also present to be part of this project.

I am so excited that this is happening the light that shone in the eyes of the girls gave us hope to carry on. Many battles we fight against fear, discouragement and despair but in all this we are more than conquerors.

Thanks to the MAN UP team for their support especially Aimee Oberndorfer Le as we raise the flag of stopping violence againt women in the whole world and restoring the dignity of the Girls in Africa

The girls during the first session

Mrs Jennifer Muriro as she gives her final remarks

The 12-15 year class pause for a group photo after the last session

“The most sacred place dwells within our heart, where dreams are born and secrets sleep, a mystical refuge of darkness and light, fear and conquest, adventure and discovery, challenge and transformation. Our heart speaks for our soul every moment while we are alive. Listen… as the whispering beat repeats: be…gin, be…gin, be…gin. It’s really that simple. Just begin… again.” Royce Addington


About African Girl Initiative Uganda

Bwaise is a slum area and one of the biggest in Uganda's capital Kampala. It is one of the poorest areas in Kampala, with high rates of HIV and AIDS, very poor sanitation, large number of commercial sex workers, the largest number eats one meal a day. Many girls living in these slums are exposed to a lot of violence and many dropout of school. It's against this background that African Girl Initiative Uganda is carrying out a project that will avail girls in Bwaise skills and also enhance their knowledge on reproductive health and their rights. African Girl Initiative Uganda is affiliated to Man Up, a global youth campaign to stop violence against women. . View all posts by African Girl Initiative Uganda

2 responses to “Lets Go GIRLS!!!!

  • Mududah Chrisphine

    This is remarkable, please keep the girl child informed as they will be the leaders for tomorrow. God bless you. I’m proud of all those who initiated such wonderful ideas.

    All the best and know that we back you up in whatever you undertake.

  • Andy

    OMG. big tings agwan, there we go Pru…Every jourmey starts with one step…before u know it you will have a life transformed. You have all my support.

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