Two weeks ago, the Daily monitor quoted a report entitled; Commercial Sex Exploitation of Children in Uganda, published in May, that found out that more teenage girls were engaging in commercial sex, with an estimated 6,000 new recruits in the last five years alone. The report said that the age at which children are engaged in the trade is becoming younger with many getting started at the age of 13 making the trade the biggest conduit to child trafficking.
We as AGI are putting effort to see that the girls that have dropped out of school are given an alternative. We equip them with vocational skills. for a month now, the girls have been learning life skills, reproductive health, and with the beginning of August they are now being equipped with vocational skills. Thanks to MAN-UP (www.manupcampaign.org ) for the enormous support they render to make this happen.
The girls are very excited, the room is filled with an aura of enthusiasm and dedication. They are determined to learn.
“I am greatly encouraged by these girls,” Barbra commented. Barbra is the tailoring trainer who has just completed her BA Development studies at Makerere Universty but she learned from her mother how to tailor. she is very skilled and can use the sawing machine to design anything you present her with. She is determined to pass on her skill.
We are completely convinced that the lives of these girls will never remain the same again.