AGENCI PROJECT SAVED ME FROM EARLY MARRIAGE

For girls like Hellen Okuo, education is the only opportunity to escape the vicious circle of poverty in their community and contribute to economic development. However, the outbreak of COVID-19 which led to prolonged school close came with other risks such as limited access to study materials and exposure to child marriage. The limited access […]

WEDDING CAKE BAKER IN THE MAKING

Ayikoru Christine, a 24-year-old Ugandan dropped out of school after her Primary Leaving Examinations. She lost both her parents when she was 16 years old. She doesn’t have any siblings and lives by herself. Christine refused to stay with her relatives for fear of being mistreated and being forced into early child marriage which is […]

Addressing Barriers to Higher Education for Refugees in Uganda

Education is a vital tool to help create sustainable and peaceful futures. Every year, thousands of talented, dedicated and passionate people are denied the opportunity to access higher education, to undertake training, develop their skills, or earn qualifications. Higher education is a critical link between learning and earning, allowing young people to thrive. It is […]

I HAVE THE CONFIDENCE TO STAND UP FOR MYSELF

“Before the life skill training for adolescent girls and female youths in Palorinya, I used to be sad, I couldn’t express myself to teachers and feared to talk about issues related to relationships, sexual rights and could shy away from information concerning reproductive health tips. I also couldn’t communicate with my peers especially when they […]