Esther Kalenzi desired to change her community but the only thing she had were a couple of story books. Now she uses local literature to encourage kids to read more. The project has grown beyond what Esther had imagined.
Many girls in Uganda skip school because they cannot afford sanitary pads. As a result, some lag behind in class, jeopardizing their future. A Ugandan artist has found a way to help, teaching girls in Kampala how to make their own sanitary pads.
A UNESCO report estimates that one in ten girls in Sub-Saharan Africa miss school during their menstrual cycle due to a lack of sanitary products. Some even drop out of school altogether. Ugandan Artist Sadat Nduhira is teaching school girls in Kampala how to make their own reusable pads and provides them with a safe space to discuss their issues.
Ugandan peace activist Victor Ochen experienced the terror of the Lord's Resistance Army first hand. He now provides medical and psychological support for the victims through his African Youth Initiative Network (AYINET).
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