FAWEU PARTICIPATES IN THE GLOBAL MENTORING WALK 2017

FAWEU’s Staff Ms. Patricia Mwalwanda (right) explaining the Organizations work to the Chief Guest, the Prime Minister of Buganda Kingdom, Owek. Charles Peter Mayiga during the Vital Voices event at Kitante Primary school. Looking on (Red T-shirt) is the US Ambassador to Uganda, Ambassador Deborah R Malac.

Forum for African Women Educationalists Uganda (FAWEU) on Saturday 11th March, 2017 participated in a Vital Voices Global mentoring walk to commemorate the International Women’s Day. The walk that took place in Uganda was part of the 134 different walks happening in over 60 nations worldwide.

The Mentoring Walk was flagged off at 8:00am, from Centenary Park in Kampala, by the Prime Minister - Katikiro of Buganda Kingdom, Owek. Charles Peter Mayiga and it was attended by numerous stakeholders including; students from various girls’ schools (Kitante Primary School), female managers from Corporate Companies (Centenary Bank), renowned women from both public and Private Institutions such as Members of Parliament, Non-Government Organizations,  Women based Organizations and Women entrepreneurs.

The Chief Guest the Prime Minister – Katikiro of Buganda Kingdom Owek. Charles Peter Mayiga, in his speech emphasized that, “The community should stop being silent, they should focus and talk about cultural norms that undermine women.” He further called upon men to support struggles or initiatives run by women.

The walk that started at Centenary Park ended at Kitante Primary School where other activities to commemorate the day were held including speeches from notable women such as; Hajjat Rehema Kasule, the President and Founder of CEDA International and Hon. Judith Babirye the Woman Member of Parliament for Buikwe District; music dance and drama activities, Poems, free voluntary counseling and testing for HIV/AIDS and successful women entrepreneurs also shared their success stories to motivate other women and students present. The event also created an opportunity for other organizations to show case their products and services to participants.

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