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Alleviating and removing barriers to education and health for young girls in Kumi, Uganda

This month, participants will have the opportunity to hear Teams4U Uganda.

Teams4U Uganda has been working in the Teso region since 2006. The Dignity Program, which started in 2015, has been dedicated to helping girls stay in education, avoid early or forced marriage, teenage pregnancy, and gender-based violence. They tackle period poverty, provide menstrual and sex education, train teachers in safeguarding and facilitate peer support groups. They work in partnership with schools, parents, community leaders and local government to bring sustainable social change.

The speaker will be Benson Omoding, Uganda Project Director at Teams4U, where he manages teams of volunteers, plans and prepares programmes and oversees all Uganda-based projects. A public accountant by training, Benson has worked in development for over 20 years.

This project was implemented in partnership with Wales-based charity Teams4U and funded through HCA’s Women Empowerment Grant.

If you are joining our Gender Community for the first time:

HCA’s Gender Community of Practice is an open group of practitioners with an interest in gender equality and empowerment work, who come together bi-monthly to facilitate peer support, exchange, and learning.

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