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If Young People Are Empowered They Can Change Their Behaviors Positively(any Body Can Change)

The story is about a young girl who used to stay in one of Kampala slums(Kitamanyangamaba zone). Hadijah is an orphan whom i met for councelling having been trained by platform for labour Action as a peer educator.She was engaged in dangerous behavour like prostitucy,drug&substance abuse and negative peer groups when i councelled her about behavioural change she told me that she is involved in prostitucy because the has to get money and look after her old mum. I continued counselling her until she agreed to join Safe alternatives for Youthts(S.A.F.Y)and she was trained as a peer educator.After two years the S.A.F.Y donors asked for the needy girl and she finished her diploma at Kampala international univercity in 2010.She is now working with S.A.F.Y as a youth cordinator and for appreciation she decided to form a club of young girls living in slam Areas in which she is councelling them.

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Female
  • Age of storyteller: 31-45 years old
  • This story took place more than 2 years ago
  • Location: Bwaise, Kampala, Uganda
 
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