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One Briquette at a Time: Clean Energy Entrepreneurship to Empower our Girls

(Photo: Girl Up girls with trainer, Beatrice, and their own briquettes) Girl Up Initiative Uganda (GUIU) works to empower girls with the knowledge and skills to equip them for the future, and empower them to contribute to their communities. We cover a range of issues, from sexual and reproductive rights and health to leadership training, and menstrual hygiene management. Recently, we have turned our attention to an area of great promise, which also has the attention of the international community at varying degrees - clean energy. This is due to the looming threat of climate change and resource scarcity, in the face of an ever increasing population and security threats to international peace

Mass Awareness for Adolescent Girls on Reproductive Health

On July 29, 2016, our SRHR medical facilitators held a mass campaign at Murchison Bay Primary School for 125 in-school girls to equip them with knowledge on sexual and reproductive health (SRH). At GUIU, we see a huge demand for SRH information in the schools where we work, and therefore, decided to hold mass campaigns for all girls in primary 4 to primary 7 in each school we serve so that they can obtain correct SRH knowledge and information. Not all these girls are part of our Adolescent Girls Training Program, so it important that we have interventions like the mass campaigns to reach them as well. Issues discussed during the session ranged from menstruation, peer pressure, teenage pregna

Thanks to the Segal Family Foundation, Girl Up Uganda is in 2 More Schools!

(Photo: Girl Up Uganda girls with their reusable sanitary pads after a AGP training on July 23rd) Girl Up Initiative Uganda (GUIU) was recently awarded a grant from the Segal Family Foundation (SFF) to extend the after-school Adolescent Girls Program (AGP) into two more schools around Kampala, launch its Big Sister Mentorship Program for 60 AGP alumni, and continue to grow the Young Women’s Economic Empowerment Program (YWEEP) projects and initiatives. The overarching goal of the expansion is to improve and create sustainable solutions for girls’ education, women’s economic empowerment, leadership and mentorship. We are looking to serve more girls and young women within the various districts

 
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