As part of their effort to empower young women and girls for African development, officials of the
Young African Women Congress (YAWC) Uganda Chapter, have interacted with students of St. Joseph’s Girls SSS Nsambya in Kampala.
This was part of celebrations to mark the International Women’s Day
The team was led by the Global President Ms Jackie Nyapendi and the vice president of the Ugandan Chapter Ms Ireen Aturinda Mutekanga.
During the visit, the team had an interactive session with the students where topics like; Women and leadership, teenage pregnancies, sexual harassment and health were discussed.
The team encouraged the girls to stay focused on chasing their dreams, and have confidence that they can take up any leadership position regardless of their gender. The girls were also encouraged to stay in school to avoid falling prey to teenage pregnancy which can destroy their future.
In addition, the girls were tipped on warning signs of sexual harassment and breast cancer.
The visit was crowned by gifts that were presented to the most active students during the session.
The gifts included copies of the book ‘THRIVE’ Written by the Global President, YAWC branded pens, notebooks, among others.
Meanwhile, the 5th YAWC Pan-African women’s congregation which is organised by the ExLA Group Gender Programme, a subsidiary of ExLA Group is set to take place this year in Accra, Ghana.
The five day congress that is scheduled to start on August 22 will run under the “Africa: The Empowerment We Want,” theme.
About 800 young women from 30 countries are expected to participate in the 5th edition of the congress.
YAWC is open to young women of Africa descent who wish to be a part of the biggest platform for women empowerment in Africa.
The platform promotes knowledge-sharing and intellectual discourse and most importantly, engenders a strong sense of belonging which propels participants to become change makers in their immediate environments.
According to organisers, registration is on-going and interested participants can log on to the website of the Young African Women Congress 2021 to register.