A local Non Government Organization (NGO) in the West Nile district of Zombo called Nile Girls Forum launched a mentorship club at Jangokoro Seed Secondary School in Zombo district.
This was during the celebrations to mark this year’s Day of the Girl Child at Jangokoro Seed Secondary School last Friday.
The CEO of Nile Girls Forum Ms. Peace Monica Pimer said the club will be used to train girls to make reusable sanitary towels and beading. "This is part of our hands-on skills program in West Nile sub-region in Northern Uganda," she said.
The efforts by Ms. Pimer and Nile Girls Forum received praise from local leaders, educationists and well-wishers for giving the girls in the area a platform to acquire skills that will help them live a better life.
The district dducation dffer, Nicholas Odeba, said this was a great opportunity for the girls to better their lives and Alfred Okura, the Jangokoro Sub County youth councilor, appealed to the youth in the area to get involved in the initiative.
Patrick Angetu, the director of studies at Jangokoro Seed Secondary School thanked Nile Girls Forum for empowering the girls.
“Where there is a will, there is a way. Continue with the great work of encouraging girls to keep in school. Indeed girls are unstoppable when empowered to be better," he said.
A delighted Rogers Cothoilum, the headteacher Jangokoro Seed Secondary School stated that initiate to train girls with hands-on skills by Nile Girls Forum will keep the girls in school.
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