What a Girl can do

Girls surround Roland as he mixes the paint!.

Last Saturday we were with girls painting one of the classrooms at the school. For most of the girls painting a building was the most shocking assignment they heard about from the head teacher. Many told him that girls (women) can’t paint a building but in the end they realised that they actually can and they enjoyed the whole exercise. Dealing with social constructs about what a girl can and can’t do must be done at early age before girls limit themselves in life before they even try. Below are some of the photos from the day.

Girls hold the brush. They never thought they could paint their own classroom.


It will take a genuine effort on everyone's part; family, community and government to keep the girl child- especially in a slum-in school. They need to know they can make it!

And you have to do it with your heart.

The team after work.


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

One response to “What a Girl can do

  • Joshua


    Guys, i am so speechless, i do not know what to say. It has been long since i last visited, it is amazing what the Lord is doing. God has said He is rasing leaders with the annointing of Joseph to transform this world. I can see it happening in you guys. what you guys are doing is no ordianary charity work. You guys are touching the lives of these girls, raising leaders that will change this world.

    I have no words enough to express how grateful i am that you guys were willing to carry the respinsibility that God has given you. He has charged you and tasked you to raise HIs leades in these girls and you have happily taken up the challenge.

    I am so blessed and tremendously humbled. These pictures are telling me so much more than you guys intended to communitcate.

    God Bless.

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