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PJ Powers Visit to Uganda! #PJPowersInKLA

Last week we had the honor of welcoming the internationally-acclaimed South African hit singer, PJ Powers to Kampala! PJ Powers has been an advocate for human rights throughout her career and is continuing her philanthropy by partnering as an Ambassador with Girl Up Initiative Uganda. PJ came to Uganda to meet the GUIU staff, increase her understanding of our work, shoot her new music video, and promote the GUIU Charity Concert on June 30th at the Kampala Serena Hotel! Upon arriving at Entebbe Airport, Powers was greeted by our team with flowers, posters, hugs, laughter, and photographs. The energy and enthusiasm foreshadowed the days to follow. (Photo: PJ receives a Girl Up welcome at the a

Adolescent Girls Program enters the Army Barracks

Thanks to a grant from Woman of the Year UK, the Adolescent Girls Program has launched in a sixth school -- Mbuya Primary School! Mbuya Primary School is a Universal Primary Education (UPE) school in the Nakawa Division of Kampala, located next to the Uganda People’s Defense Force Military Barracks. Many of the students at the school have parents who are employed by the military and therefore they live in the military barracks. For the girls living in the military barracks, it can be an unsafe environment since some of the men have a reputation of being aggressive and coercive. On our first training day at the school, the headmaster welcomed our Adolescent Girls Program and expressed his sup

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