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Skilling Girls During Covid19 Will Help.

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Economic, Social Empowerment For local communities {ESLA UGANDA} has asked Government to work with NGOs that work hard to skill young girls and women in rural communities in this covid 19 lock down pandemic

Speaking to mark the day of the girl child early this morning, the programs director Esla Uganda Mrs. Racheal Musasizi highlighted that as COVID-19 still makes waves around the world, women, young girls, orphaned and vulnerable children face unprecedented challenges, as Esla Uganda we believe we cannot just celebrate but we have to make a difference in our communities.

Racheal says, due to the increasing number of teenage pregnancies in different areas of the country, which also led to increase in number of single mothers, esla Uganda decided to empower these women and girls economically

We are now looking ahead to how we can help these communities to recover and rebuild from the effects of COVID-19 and the lock down in rural communities. We want to increase the capacity of our services to respond to the increased numbers of children becoming abandoned and we are trying to increase our training activities to help families find a sustainable way to get out of poverty “RAHEAL MUSASIZI added.

We want to help the young women, girls and vulnerable children that we support to not only survive this crisis, but to thrive in the future. That’s whys why instead of just cerebrating we decided to also give them materials and skill them with different skills in crafts like mats, door mats carpets and many others.

The Day of Girls helps raise awareness not only of the issues that girls face, but also of what is likely to happen when those problems are solved. For example, educating girls helps reduce the rate of child marriage, disease and helps strengthen the economy by helping girls have access to higher paying jobs.

This year’s theme of the girl child is “My voice, Our Equal Future”.

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