When former child soldiers in Uganda return home, they often face communities that are reluctant to reintegrate them. As rebels, they only learnt how to kill and survive in the bush. Anwar Ricky wants to change that.
He is a self-made entrepreneur and website developer based in the town of Buea, which is commonly referred to as Cameroon's Silicon Valley. Thirty-year-old Churchill Mambe Nanje, is the founder of Njorku, a website where jobless youth can search for employment.
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.
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