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IMPACT: Headliner
Adolescent Girls Program



The Adolescent Girls Program (AGP) empowers in-school adolescent girls to be leaders; reach their full educational potentials; and make healthy and informed choices. The AGP provides girls with the skills, knowledge, tools, mentorship, and support to develop their self-confidence and voice to thrive as leaders in their schools and communities.


of girls can refuse

unwanted sexual 




of girls believe in
their power to
improve their lives

of girls hold leadership 
positions in their schools

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I love my studies and Girl Up Initiative Uganda because they helped me to have self-esteem, be confident and avoid bad peer groups. I have learned to be confident and to speak out on anything that is not comfortable for me. I love my coaches and parents. May God bless them all.

--Shaluwa Nakandi

Ni-Yetu Program



In partnership with Plan International Uganda, the Ni-Yetu Youth Program promotes leadership skills and equips young people 13-24 years with the correct knowledge, attitude, and skills for reducing gender-based violence (GBV) and improving their SRHR (sexual and reproductive health & rights) outcomes. Ni-Yetu is a gender-transformative project that looks at challenging negative social norms and practices that affect SRHR outcomes amongst young people.


of Boy Champions of Change agree that a girl should state her opinions in public


of participants increased their

 knowledge on how STIs are spread

of participants seeking out sexual & reproductive health services

IMPACT: Features

Before I joined the Champions of Change program, I was shy, wasn’t gender-aware, I always thought girls can’t do what boys do. I and my friends always laughed at the one girl who plays soccer on our team but after attending several sessions about gender, assertive communication, and power dynamics, my mindset changed I got to know that both boys and girls should have equal rights, what I can do, Juliet can do, we all have a stake in gender equality.

--Solomon Ojok



Big Sisters Network

Our Big Sisters Network ensures the continued engagement and access to girl-friendly resources of our AGP graduates. The network offers a supportive environment to nurture and inspire emerging girl leaders through confidence-building exercises, leadership trainings, mentorship, and community advocacy campaigns.


of Big Sisters actively seek out leadership roles in their schools & communities


of Big Sisters believe they can effectively create a budget to manage their finances

of Big Sisters feel empowered to make informed decisions about their own sexual & reproductive health



Mazuri Designs Hub

Mazuri Designs Hub is our social enterprise business that sells beautiful African clothing and accessories while also offering vocational training in fashion, design, and tailoring and entrepreneurial and personal skills training for out-of-school vulnerable young women, ages 16-35 years, to build their confidence and create employment opportunities.


of trainees increased their income from selling their sewing products


Mazuri Designs graduates to date (2020)

of MDH graduates cultivated belief in themselves & their abilities

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Learning how to sew different fashions is the most significant change I see in my life since joining the program. With the skills I have acquired, I want to buy my own sewing machine and start up a small business so that I can take good care of myself and my family.

--Salimah Thabiiti

Annual Reports
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