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Community radios of great benefit
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Community radios of great benefit

With the onset of COVID 19 in 2020 and the subsequent lockdown, it became hard for people to meet in groups or meetings yet this is one of the common means of interaction for people in rural communities. After a thorough study in partner communities in Abim District, it was noted that community radios would...

October 19, 2022October 19, 2022by
Joining hands for the good of the girl child
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Joining hands for the good of the girl child

Every 11 th of October, Uganda joins the rest of the world to mark the International Day of the Girl Child. This year, the commemoration is under the theme: the need to address the challenges girls face and to promote girls’ empowerment and the fulfilment of their human rights. The need to achieve the above...

October 11, 2022October 11, 2022by
How he became an Early Childhood Development teacher
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How he became an Early Childhood Development teacher

              As we walk across the school compound to a tree shade in the middle of the compound, he bends and picks up two bottle tops that are lying on the ground. Since they are plastic, I immediately think he has a plastic collection centre; since this has recently...

October 5, 2022October 5, 2022by
School feeding to improve retention of learners
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School feeding to improve retention of learners

Primary schools are key in providing the foundational basis of learning for all children since it’s at the primary level that children are equipped with reading, writing and communication skills. However, retention rates at this level of learning are low because of a number of challenges and among these is children having to learn on...

October 3, 2022October 3, 2022by
“All families should work together” Epacu
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“All families should work together” Epacu

              In a group of 12 women, one elderly man walks and seats in their midst. It looks like the women are used to him because they welcome him with cheer. When his turn for introducing himself comes, he mentions a woman’s name; throwing everyone present into fits of...

September 30, 2022September 30, 2022by
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“CYCC program empowered me with life-changing skills”

Gloria Ariso is 12 years old, a grade four pupil and a secretary in Winyo wa tiye children’s club living in Kaberamaido District with her 43-year-old mother. Gloria narrated that before joining Share an Opportunity Uganda’s Children and Youth Community for Change program, she was illiterate about her rights as a child, was not social...

June 15, 2022June 15, 2022by
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“We used the available resources to construct our new house”

Through the Church and Community Transformation program, share an Opportunity Uganda with support from Tearfund Netherlands has empowered Baptist church members in Kalungu District with training to use the available resources around them to improve their livelihoods. Namatovu Rose is of such community members. A member of Kigasa Baptist Church in Kyamulibwa Sub-county, Kalungu District...

May 16, 2022May 16, 2022by
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Motorcycle repairing uplifting lives of many Youth in Abim District

Lutaya is one of the beneficiaries of Share an Opportunity Uganda’s Youth group in Awach sub-county in Abim District. Through the skills he has acquired, the 27-year-old has managed to transfer the skills learnt to his community. He has employed and mentored youths interested in motorcycle repair. Now a motorcycle mechanic, Lutaya was trained through...

May 9, 2022May 9, 2022by
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“Joining an adolescent club improved my livelihood.”

Through the child-centered, Community Development program (CCCD) Share an Opportunity Uganda with support from Help a Child Netherlands has empowered adolescents through youth clubs with income-generating skills to improve their livelihoods. 18-year-old Lucky Gracious is one of such adolescents. A pupil from Achangali Primary School in Abim District says that being part of the youth...

April 28, 2022April 28, 2022by