Mak girl empowers one girl at a time

Nabatanzi has taught many girls how to make sanitary pads using available materials.  Photo/George Katongole

What you need to know:

  • As a 2017 women in science girls STEAM camp alumnus, Joan Nabatanzi engages girls and their parents through skilling. She has taught many girls how to make sanitary pads. 

In 2010, when Joan Nabatanzi joined the Girl Power Project as a 12-year girl, she identified an opportunity to change the community perceptions towards girls through building their self-esteem.
Within five years, her tenacity had paid off. In March of 2015, Nabatanzi was president of the Motivational Forum at Katikamu SDA Secondary School, which she helped found. She brought five girls to a Girl Power Project Camp, where they were empowered with leadership opportunities she had been exposed to. 

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