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It’s About the Journey, Not the Destination: Our Story of a Partnership with Plan International Ugan

In December 2015, Girl Up Initiative Uganda received amazing news- after a tough selection process by Plan International Uganda, we were selected as the district-CSO in Kampala for the nation-wide Ni-Yetu Youth Program, a three and a half-year participatory youth-led program to promote youth sexual and reproduction health and rights (SRHR) and prevention of gender-based violence (GBV). When GUIU officially announced our partnership with Plan International Uganda, we had no idea of the tremendous impact this project would have on our internal capacity, local visibility and overall growth of all our programs. In the past seven months (December 2015- June 2016), GUIU has met all our targets whi

My Story as the First Donor to Girl Up Initiative Uganda

I’m writing to share with you why we chose to donate to Girl Up Initiative Uganda (GUIU) and why after 3 ½ years we are as committed as the first day. In 32 years of marriage, my husband, Pete, and I are known to welcome opportunities to help others, especially when we can be a part of assisting them to fulfill their calling or destiny in life. So when a former colleague shared with me the exciting work being done in Uganda under the leadership of two amazing women (Kim and Monica), I was immediately drawn to their mission and passion to help girls and young women in Uganda improve their lives through continued education, building healthy relationships and accessing entrepreneurial opportuni

 
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