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Mar 18, 2020

Multi-stakeholder meeting on girl child

CEOU organized a stakeholder meeting in January 2020 to come up with strategies to keep girls at school and reduce on teenage pregnancies. Among the stakeholders that participated were community leaders, politicians, representative of civil society organizations and parents. The topics dicsussed were education of girl child, mentorship, girls as leaders, health of teenage girls and roles of communities in supporting girl child. Finally the stakeholder meeting ended with goal setting. 

In February 2020, a conference bringing together 200 teenage girls from 5 primary schools, were organized and conducted. This was one platform were teenage girls were able to identify problems that affects their struggle for  a better and just future. Key points which included traditional belief, poverty of their household and access to justice for the abused, were documented to push for policy changes. 

Dec 19, 2019

Making Arrangment for Tree Planting

With this project, not a lot was done yet as resources requirement have not been met, neither has the funds been disbursed. How CEOU has been planning and making arrangment for real work to start. We have signed a commitment agreement with three schools namely, Gulu Public P7 school, Awach P7 schools and Paicho P7 schools. In these schools, 100 children from each schoool will be trained in tree planting and these children will be given 30 tree seedlings to plant in their homesteads. The entire school population of these three schools will be trained on how environmental protection relates to disaster. These children will be ambassadors who will speak to their communities about the urgent need to use all means available to save the environment from degradation. 

Tree planting work is expected to start in March 2020. 

Dec 19, 2019

Progress Report on Preventing Early Marriages.

Radio talkshow
Radio talkshow

As part of the initiative to prevent teenage girls from early marriages, one radio talk show was hosted at Radio Rupiny, in November, to educate the public on the benefits of educating girl child and to launch a public campaign against early marriages. Topics included gender equality and how it influence development, providing equal opportunities to young people regardless of sex and how culture can promote welfare and dignity of teenage girls. Men are being used as key stakeholders to drive this campaign forward. 

5 girls clubs were formed in in five primary schools within Gulu district. A curriculum for training girls’ club members were developed and disseminated within selected schools.

An acre of land was obtained to build a community local resource center to benefit girl child, through hosting mentorship program, hosting girl’s debate on topics affecting girls and hosting community meetings with respect to addressing girl’s issues.  

3 CEOU staff members were trained on how to work with teenage persons with disability in promoting girl child welfare and preventing early marriages.  Training included sign languages as a means of communication.

 
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