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A Fresh start

It is a fresh start at AGI- Uganda as a new intake of girls gathered to begin their comprehensive training.

The girls have a number of expectations, they expect to have acquired skills by the end of the training. They hope to be better women and mothers in future that they’ll be able to take care of their families.
This comprehensive program involves behavioral change classes, psychosocial support, vocational training that includes hair dressing, tailoring.
AGI hopes to to see these girls transformed to leaders and they will be empowered to duplicate what they have learned to other members in their community, to empower them economically and spiritually.
Girls in Uganda face many challenges human trafficking for sexual slavery, teenage prostitution, early marriages, reproductive health issues. AGI will just reach a few at a time so it will take collective measures from the community to see that the life of these girls is handed back to them.

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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.

Ready!

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.


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