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STAFF SPOTLIGHT: Meet Annet Kyokutamba, Gifted Seamstress

Annet Kyokutamba joined Mazuri Designs, a social enterprise under Girl Up Initiative Uganda, as a volunteer in 2015 and was later promoted to a full-time seamstress in 2016. Annet also serves as a trainer in the Sewing Our Futures project that aims to equip young women with vocational skills in sewing, tailoring and fashion design. Annet is passionate about her work because she believes that developing the skills and creativity of young women will enable them to start up businesses that will help them become economically independent. Get to know Annet more in our interview below! 1. What is your favorite part about working at Girl Up? My favorite part about working at Girl Up is the togethe

The Coaches Bootcamp- Bringing the Power of the Adolescent Girls Program to More Girls!

"If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself." This is a quote by the famous Henry Ford and it got me thinking, we often envision getting bigger and better at what we do, but we pay less or no attention to how we can achieve that vision. At Girl Up Initiative Uganda, our vision is to create a gender equal world where girls thrive and lead in their different communities. We aim to achieve our mission by building the leadership skills and self-confidence of adolescent girls in Uganda through our flagship program, the Adolescent Girls Program (AGP). The AGP is an in-school program for girls’ ages 9 to 15 years, which focuses on building adolescent girls’ capacities

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