Social and Emotional Learning in Ruhiira, Uganda
The practice of cross-generational sex (CGS), has extremely negative impacts on school-age girls in Uganda, increasing their risk of HIV infection and reducing their self-esteem. The service and emotional learning (SEL) initiative in the Ruhiira Millennium Village aims to provide support and education for vulnerable adolescent girls. Above is a photo of girls participating in Eminyeeto, a young women's empowerment program in Ruhiira.
By Golda Calonge
Juliana’s story: Gender equality and education opportunities in Sauri
Everything in her future looked bleak. Juliana Rabilo Adele, a young girl born in a family of eight in the poor rural Kenyan village of Sauri, had struggled to join a secondary school.
By Susan Karuti & Richard Ogeda
Empowering Women: the Force Behind Ruhiira’s Best Restaurant
Lunch time in Ruhiira? Look no further. ‘Fang Fang’ is the place to go for yummy matooke (bananas) and beans. The woman behind this thriving micro-business is Tumushabe Boneconcila, whose entrepreneurial spirit is doing much to both improve the quality of her own life and radically shake up ideas of traditional gender roles in the community.
By Naomi Handa-Williams
Cassava Bread, the Sweet Smell of Success
Martha dusts a small table with flour then starts kneading the dough, before dividing it into tennis-sized balls. Next to her, Jennifer places the balls on a tray and straight into the oven’s open mouth.
By Joelle Bassoul Mojon
DIY Women Bring Mega-brand to Mwandama
In Mwandama, a remote village in Malawi with no supermarket and limited internet, the community was falling right through the meshes of the consumer grid. But a group of enterprising women has achieved nothing less than a small revolution by effectively turning themselves into sales representatives for the world’s second-largest consumer goods company.
By Joelle Bassoul Mojon
Dertu MVP Students Shine in 2010 National Exam
With a little more than 700 students, Dertu’s primary school, set in this remote pastoralist village in arid Northern Kenya, was certainly not expecting to be in the news. So the joy and pride were big when a photo of one of its students was featured in a daily newspaper.
By Abdi Sheikh Mohamed
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