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Girls Health Education

Girl Up Initiative Uganda’s girls sexual and reproductive trainings are important to the communities we serve, and are just one of the topics offered in our programming for girls. Often these topics aren’t taught at home or in schools. It’s important that our girls have a basic understanding of how their bodies work as these topics have direct impacts on their ability to make informed decisions. On Wednesday, September 23rd, Girl Up Initiative Uganda held an educational training for 80 girls at Murchison Bay Primary School. It focused on Adolescent SRH (sexual and reproductive health) with our health resource person, Haja, a young woman nurse from Luzira. It was so successful that the headma

1,000 Reusable Sanitary Pads for Girl Up girls!

On Wednesday, September 2nd, the ladies of the Sewing Our Futures Project were busy producing 1,000 reusable sanitary pads for the Girl Up club girls. From the batch, each girl will be given a pack of 10 reusable sanitary pads during her graduation ceremony from the one-year Adolescent Girls Training Program. Thanks to the dedication of GUIU's Head Seamstress Innocent Komugisha, we managed to complete this project. We hope to make this a permanent element of the Sewing Project to provide our girls with sanitary wear and overall menstrual hygiene management on a regular basis. Unfortunantely, menstruation and the urgent need for sanitary pads is a subject that is often 'swept under the rug',

Sewing Project for Women's Empowerment continues to Materialize

Girl Up Uganda's tailoring initiative Sewing Our Futures continues to grow and gather momentum. This is one the corner-stone income-generating activities Girl Up hopes will help young women and mothers in particular, to lift themselves out of poverty and provide for their children without having to rely on a men or engage in high-risk behaviors and activities. The project gives them options, and in some cases a new start in life. Launched in March 2015 for three dedicated young women who wanted to begin careers in sewing, two other women have now joined the project and Girl Up team in different capacites. Innocensia Komugisha, experienced in tailoring and fashion design and a local of the Lu

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