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The best part about being a peer educator is seeing the smiles on people’s faces when I lend a helping
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The best part about being a peer educator is seeing the smiles on people’s faces when I lend a helping

Hey there! I’m Noordin Muwonge, a peer educator with Reach a Hand Uganda (RAHU). Let me share with you  my exciting journey, connecting with all sorts of people from different communities, backgrounds, cultures, races, and ages. It’s been a rollercoaster of experiences, where I get to hear people’s stories in different languages. You won’t believe the challenges people are facing  in their unique corners of the world!

Through RAHU, I’ve been assigned to various communities, tackling important issues related to sexual and reproductive health. It’s been an eye-opening experience. . Picture this: I find myself in refugee communities where English or even the local language is not widely spoken so language barrier becomes one of the main challenges faced in regards to communication. But don’t worry, with the knowledge and communication skills I’ve gained from RAHU, and with the support of language interpreters, I’ve been able to break down those language barriers and help people in need. It feels amazing to make a difference!

As a peer educator, I facilitate the raising of awareness, the learning of knowledge, and change of behaviour concerning the health of fellow young people. One of the biggest challenges I face is people hesitant to open up yet they are actually going through different challenges but guess what? I have mustard to handle such  situations like a pro! Building trust and creating a safe space for them is key. And let me tell you,  When someone finally confides in me about their struggles, it’s a special moment. It reminds me why I do what I do—to be there for others when they need it most.

Being a peer educator is a dream come true for me. I’ve always wanted to make a positive impact in the world, and now I have the chance to do just that. The best part is seeing the smiles on people’s faces when I lend a helping hand. At RAHU, we believe in young people helping other young people. It’s all about supporting each other and making this world a better place.

I want to give a huge shout-out to Reach a Hand Uganda and the LCA program for giving me this incredible opportunity to serve. Without them, I wouldn’t have been able to embark on this amazing journey. Together, we can create a brighter future for all.



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