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.
Sep 7, 2016

I Learnt about Family Planning for the first Time

Adult Literacy Learner
Adult Literacy Learner

With your support at our 5 Adult Literacy learning centers, we contitued to not only provide numeracy but participants (women) recieved trainiging about reproductive health, child parenting and nutritions and communicactions kills. Also women learn about their civic rights and responsibilities. They weretaught about the best agricultural practices to inprove their agro skills. Our program this quarter focused on specific skills relevant to life in the local communities, such as agriculture, health and gender issues. Another 150 more women, enrolled this quarter and were given the opportunity to learn about their envelopment.

Client Quote:-

" Attending to Adult literacy learning helped learn about family planing for the first time, Now I know what to do to space my birth"......Maria Literacy lerner Acet Gulu District

Maria a 39 years and mother of 5 children, missed out the opportunity because of gender biases in her family, which favored only boys to go to school. is among 150 women learners attending classes in Acet Gulu She is excited and can interact better with her group members after attending the literacy Training at our center in Acet Gulu Dostrict, she is excited for having learnt about her reproductive health right from the classes and the she choices  can take toplan for her family. spa

We thank you for your continued support that is changing lives of women in Gulu. We continue to count on your support and your donations to help us reach more women changing their lives and that of their families meaningfully. Kindly consider to give this project a donation as a gift to mothers in Gulu.

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Jun 28, 2016

You are breaking the silence!

Our supported School girls
Our supported School girls

Together we trainined a group of child 15 mothers on how to make  sanitary pads and have supported them install a plant that can produce 700 sanitary pads daily. We have created awareness to 223 schools girls , educated them how to better prepare and know, embrace and appreciate menstral health also parents and  teachers were encourages to talk to students both girls and boys about the same. Girls are making, using and selling sanitary pads in Gulu giving the the opportunity to concetrate and continue with their education with your support.

Client Quote:

"It was the lack of sanitary pads that caused the worsed embarrassement for me at school and I feard to go back, now I'm pregnant and marrient at 15 years only I feel so challengd".

.....Maria........

The inability to effetively manage menstruation 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. 

We still need your support to buy and asemble more local plant that will produce safe and affordable sanitory pads to benefit our girls and we shall continue to educate and creat awareness to break the myth around menstral health in Uganda.

Jun 20, 2016

Never Under estimate any Small Actions

Florence in her Simsim Garden
Florence in her Simsim Garden

My tears of joy rolled down, my heart beat firster as I visited Florence today. She among 80 women that we provided micro loans with business  3 years back. Her warm welcome and embracing me with a real hug was enough to explain her feeling, she said:-

Client Quote:

"I have kept this gift for you for so long you gave me the means, you made me hopeful again, you made me feel important and helped get a position in my community, you made me realize my resources. The training and small amount money you borrowed me has changed my life I will never forget you''

Florence is among many amazing women that we support. I stayed in their village for 3 days, trained them in business skills and provided them with micro loans for their agro business. Then she had no food, no business and livestock but she had her family land. After harvests now she has 6 hectares of sim sim, 2 hectares of cassava 10 goats, 19 chickens. She is able to educate her children. I'm very lucky to have worked with Frolence and many other women on their journey to get out poverty and I do this with a team of committed individuals, here in Gulu and outside Gulu this achievement is for all of us.

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

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