Act4Africa

Act4Africa aims to change five million lives in five years. Improving health/well-being, gender justice, and income generation for women in Africa's poorest communities We plan to do this through education which can encourage independence.
Aug 5, 2014

Field Report August 2014

Rebecca
Rebecca

This has been a busy 3 months for the team in Jinja Uganda as we have been out in the communities in Mayuge, Uganda. We wanted to introudce you to one of the many girls you are helping through this project

Rebecca is her name and she is 17 years of age and attends a Vocational Training Institute near Jinja Uganda.

After being trained and supported as a "change maker" by ActAfrica Rebecca told us:

"I feel empowered now that I have been trained about gender and how best I can address my interests and needs as a young girl. I have been having a low self esteem and at times been manipulated by boys by the fact that am a girl but now I can express my feelings without any fear.

I can now stand firm and say no to men, and can confidently negotiate not only for safe sex but other spheres of life. I have as well realized that what can be done by a boy can be done by me, pehaps I should not feel low esteemed and should not expect any favor from any one simply because am a girl.

I thank Act4africa and all who support this project for such a good program, as it has really touched and changed my attitudes and am going to share it with my fellow peers at the institute and in my community".

Thats just one of many young beneficaries who are benefitting from our training with your support.

Thanks again for helping us to relase more "change makers" into their communities.

Rebecca facilitating a session with her peers
Rebecca facilitating a session with her peers
May 7, 2014

Field Report May 2014

Fishing community Mayuge District, Uganda
Fishing community Mayuge District, Uganda

This has been a busy time for Act4Africa field staff as we come to the end of the delivery year for the team in Kasese District and as the team in Jinja begin to mobilise for delivery in our next programme in Mayuge District.

The Kasese team have successfully trained a total of 100 young women as Peer Educators this year which is amazing and over 30,000 thousand young women have directly benefitted from our training.

In Mayuge we have been mobilising among the fishing communities and aim to form 30 new groups of young girls and women who will be given training and support. The target is to train approximately 900 girls over the next year. In order to ensure that we can measure the difference your support makes, over the next few weeks we will be in the field gathering some key data before we start delivery in Mayuge. This will be in the form of questionnaires and face to face interviews and we will be reporting these results in subsequent updates.

Thanks so much for your support from everyone at Act4Africa.

Jan 30, 2014

Field Report February 2014

Sharon, Brenda and Edith
Sharon, Brenda and Edith

I have just returned from Uganda where I was privileged to attend our second annual conference in Kasese near the DRC, congo border. It was really good to hear some really great feedback from our stakeholders, local leaders and health workers but what really touched my heart was the being able to meet and personally thank several of the young women who are helping us in schools as Act4Africa peer educators. Brenda, Edith and Sharon are in the photograph below and you can hear Sharon describe what she is doing in the attached vidoe link. Sharon was born HIV positive and is a shining example of the benefits that education can make. She is ambitious and woud like to become a nurse eventually if she can complete all her schooling. Act4Africa has already committed to help her on that journey but it would be so good to be able to help more Sharons like this.

Thank you so much for your support.

  

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