Keeping the UPE girl child in class

Girls of St James Primary School Biina show off resource sanitary towels provided by Monica Nyiraguhabwa’s Girl Up initiative Uganda.Inset is Nyiraguhabwa. PHOTOS BY NAKISANZE SEGAWA.

Monica Nyiraguhabwa stayed in school but she was not oblivious to how lucky she was. Growing up in Luzira maximum prison barracks and later in the slum community of Luzira Kirombe Butabika, Nyiraguhabwa felt a need to respond to the limited life choices and opportunities available for young women and girls living in these areas.

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