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11 07 2016 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM

Place: Kawempe Division

Got a minute? Let’s talk about investing in teenage girls

Think about where you were when you were 15, 16 or 19 years old. Can you picture yourself being in school? Dancing because you lived a wonderful life as a teenager? The person you looked up to in the world?

Yes those were great times, right? But do you know that many of the teenagers in Uganda do not get that chance? To make it worse, majority of these are teenage girls. Did you know that 24% of teenage girls are either pregnant or having their first child? That’s 1 in every 4 girls.

But why teenage girls?

We grow up in a society where women are given a back seat and always looked at having no value In the community. This doesn’t start when they are grown up. It’s started when they were young

Who doesn’t know the value of girls?  You have seen how much your empowered sister or mother has contributed to your community. This is because our sister and mother were given an opportunity to realize their potential by going to school, delaying marriage and childbirth making them exercise their right to sexual and  reproductive health thereby the rippling the girl effect dividend greatly.

What are we trying to say?

If girls are given a chance to stay in school, get access to health services and delay marriages and childbirth, it’s not only them who benefit but the whole community. A community where no one is left behind, is an empowered community.

This starts with investing in a teenage girl. Therefore on this World Population Day, let you and us step out and be proud of our teenage girls whether in schools community or slums.

On our end, we are playing our part by camping in Kawempe division, a hot bed of girl child challenges. We shall spend the whole day engaging the residents of Kawempe on why putting girls first is a worthwhile investment. Follow the conversation online using the hashtags #WPD16 and #LetGirlsBeGirls.

Now, what part are you playing?

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