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14th June 2018

Susan striking a pose at the WIL Uganda office When WIL Uganda had just begun the programme of Crafts, they had to look for people who can manage that programme

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10th May 2018

Photo of a student in the Adult Literacy programme, Irene Namuganza, introducing herself in English   A few weeks ago the Adult Literacy programme had a se

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10th May 2018

Final goodbyes with the Teen Voices participants from Townside High School, Busembatia.   I write this blog for the month of May, a little earlier than usu

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9th May 2018

Photos of a few children stopping by our office to make use of the books in our library   On a recent case study with a local stakeholder, I received some

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30th April 2018

‘I Want To….’ Participants of Townside High School and facilitator Bethan Williams pictured above, during a class activity used to establish personal and

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5th April 2018

One of my favourite photos of the day – girls championing #pressforprogress and other elevating messages about girls for International Women’s Day   Th

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5th April 2018

Participants of the teen voices programme from Townside High School and facilitator Bethan Williams, pictured outside WIL Uganda offices on International Women

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5th April 2018

I arrived from Vancouver, Canada one week ago and learning that my name, Neda, means “no” in Uganda’s language (Luganda) was a great first lesson in livin

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5th April 2018

Training with WIL Uganda team in the new office location, Busembatia   A smile, that’s what greeted me as I walked out of Entebbe airport undoubtedly wit

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27th November 2017

Hailing from the UK, it is incredibly easy to take British ‘sex-ed’ (Sexual Education) classes for granted. From a young age, we are provided with a clear a

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30th October 2017

  On October 11th, it was the international day of the girl – a day which is to specifically celebrate girls worldwide. Every girl, of every nationality ha

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17th August 2017

written by Leah Kenny In July 2017, WIL Uganda held an essay competition on “Teenage Pregnancy: Problems and Prevention” in three partner secondary schools. WIL

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28th July 2017

Time passes slowly up here in the daylight We stare straight ahead and try so hard to stay right Like the red rose of summer that blooms in the day Time passes

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18th July 2017

Every year, WIL Uganda celebrates International Women’s Day on 8 March. We invite women and girls from the community and our programmes to celebrate with us, pr

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29th June 2017

written by Leah Kenny I take a short boda ride from Busembatia to Bulogoda every week on a Wednesday morning. I have been living in Busembatia for one month now

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21st June 2017

written by Meg Beare There are lots of ways in which teaching in Busembatia sometimes seems like an insurmountable challenge. At times the SRHR [Sexual and Repr

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12th May 2017

Jamie works as Adult Literacy intern for WIL Uganda. Every weekday, he reaches out to women in the community to teach them English. But there’s more to teaching

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5th May 2017

“Many women here are not married and are finding it hard to live a good life.” Ruth is a mother of 7. She is proud to be. Ruth is happy here in Busembatia.

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27th April 2017

We introduced the crafts programme in 2015, after requests from local women to help them gain an income generating skill. Our mission was to teach women and gi

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30th March 2017

Alice Knights, former intern for WIL Uganda’s Crafts programme, is now back in Uganda. We interviewed her about her experience as an intern, her motivations and

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