In fall 2008, I will be returning to Uganda to host four workshops for Ugandan women. Two will be for women who have already attended the initial "Long Term AIDS Survival" training. One will be an introduction, and one will be for advanced trainers, "Advanced Training in Counseling Skills Workshop" who are already teaching our program all over Uganda.
First, we will host the women of a small mountain town near Mt. Elgon. Many of these women are from cultures that continue to practice female genital mutilation. Then we will teach a short introduction to the workshop concepts in RARUDO, followed by a 3 day intensive of advanced trainers. The fourth group of women is coming from Kitgum in the far North of Uganda very near the border with Sudan. These women have lived under brutal circumstances and in refugee camps because of a war raging around them for the past twenty years!
All the participants will develop their skills as teachers, organizers, presenters and community activists. This is how the program grows – when they go home, these women will be ready to help their communities and reach others through grassroots networks, the most effective way to create change and empower women.
The training is absolutely free for the participants. We provide transportation, room and board and all of the materials needed including seeds for kitchen gardens, training packets, female condoms and mosquito nets for each participant.
You can help us make a difference for women in Uganda.
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