Volunteer Action Network

Our Mission is to empower underserved women and youth in northern Uganda through socio-economic, health education and political programs, creating opportunities while strengthening families and communities. It seeks to offer women leadership and empowerment abilities required to lead successful, dignified lives.
Nov 18, 2016

We have walked a long Journey Together

Mary Learner from Gulu
Mary Learner from Gulu

We have moved a long mile together. This year we have provided 402 women from Gulu and Amuru Districts with an opportunity to learn ho to read and write, they have learnt too child parenting an nutrition making them better feed their children and their families with nutritious recipes!

We have a goal of extending this opportunity to 800 women next year and we can still walk this important journey together. We are committed to continue supporting this life changing program. Literacy is a human right not a favor.

How revolution to see women attending community meetings, standing and contribute their views to be captured in the community development plan, to see women able to open books and read passages, it is a testament how literacy can uplift self-esteem and a level confidence achieved among grassroots women.

Client Quote:

“To show you my joy let me open my book and I read for you a Story”

              Betty… Literacy learner -Gulu

Thank you for your support and commitment to transforming women’s lives. We hope to continue working with on this important program 

Literacy Learner from Gulu 2016
Literacy Learner from Gulu 2016
Oct 30, 2016

Because of you 300 Young Girls stayed at School

Young girls making sanitary pads for school girls
Young girls making sanitary pads for school girls

Your support is enabling 15 young  mothers to make  sanitary pads which they supply to school going girls to help them save the embarrassment and stay at school during their menstrul periods. For the first time 300 young girls from Acet Primary school and Lapiny Loyo Primary School stayed at school through the entire term.Giving them the opportunity to concetrate and continue with their education with your support. Conducting Community dilogues involving men, parents, and young boys is changing the biases around sanitay pads discuss in Uganda, Together we are helping to push forward the gender inequalities in the educations sector by breaking the silence about sanitary pads, enabling young girls to stay at school with diginity. Girl's access to sanitary Pads is a woman's rignt not a favor. 

Client Quote:

"I will perform better this term because I attend all the lessons, I m very happy and confident". 

Lucia.......Primary school girls

 1 out of 10 african school girls skips school or drop out of school entirly due to a lack of menstual products and poor sanitation. This critical unavailabilit of sanitayry products in uganda is a major barrier to education for girls of school going age. This is where your donation is helping to  change this reality. 


 

Young girls making sanitary pads for school girls
Young girls making sanitary pads for school girls
Young girls making sanitary pads for school girls
Young girls making sanitary pads for school girls
Young girls making sanitary pads for school girls
Young girls making sanitary pads for school girls

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Oct 18, 2016

I'm proud to feed my family with diginity

Supporting women with agro micro loans
Supporting women with agro micro loans

This quarter we supported 320 small holder famers in Gulu with training and agro micro loans to boost food security in their house hold also to help them feed their community which is a greate tool for sustainable peace and recovery in Norther Uganda women involved in agro business are improving livelihood, income and food security.

Mungu 43 yearsand a mother of 6 children,  received a micro loan of $220 which she invested in her agro business planting millete at haverst my was able to leap enourgh that can feed her farmily and a suplus which she sell to south Sudan markrt, marking her able to attend for health care for her farmily and pay school fees for her children.

 Client Quote:

“ Im proud to feef my family and the commuity around me, it was always embaracing for me to line up for hand outs and grossaries in the sun for free food ratios. with the tarining and the loand which i pave payed back already I suffer no more embarassment" ==== Mungu ----Client Gulu

We are grateful to move together in this wonderful journey of transforming lives meaningfully, your donation makes allthis possible. Consider to give more women the opportunity to become self reliant with micro-loans. Thank you

Women supporting their children with education
Women supporting their children with education
 
   

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