Child mothers’ training

MEMPROW trained 80 new child mothers in Nebbi and Nyaravur sub counties on the project titled ‘Ending child marriages, Teenage pregnancies and early unions.’ This training of 13-17 year old child mothers took 5-days from 21st to 25th September 2020.

It involved sessions on personal empowerment, social survival skills, entrepreneurship, human rights and violence, Sexual Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR), and Group dynamics; while on the side counselling was done for the girls  who had shared their traumatic experiences. By the end of this week long engagement, the girls were more confident; they formed groups for activism and peer learning, and identified community influencers who would later be trained to contribute to their moral and emotional support.

“I know I should not be married  until a time when I am ready and girls should not be married before they are 18 years. If I see that happen or about to happen, I and my group members should report to the Local Council Leaders and the police”, Faith a 16 year old participant.

“I know I can make a difference! My experience of violence should not stop me. I am going to start a small business of selling silverfish with some of the money I received as transport refund” Giramia, 17 year old trainee

 

 

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