Aninga Graduates from University!

BIG news thanks to YOU!

Today, on International Women’s Day, we would like to share some big news with you.

Aninga has graduated from university!!!!

Aninga at her graduation ceremony. February, 2017

Not one to waste time, Aninga is already working as a Community Facilitator with a World Bank funded project that provides income support and builds the resilience of poor and vulnerable households in Northern Uganda.

As a Community Facilitator, she works hand in hand with the Sub County Implementation Support Team to offer support to beneficiaries. She also supports project implementation and monitors outcomes to ensure the creation of sustainable livelihoods to the project beneficiaries.

We are so proud of Aninga and everything that she has accomplished.

The entire Aninga Project team is also extremely grateful to you, our supporters, for getting us to this milestone.

More good news….

While Viola’s official graduation ceremony is still a few months away she is already working as a teacher at her former school, the Nyangilia Secondary School in Koboko.

We had the pleasure of visiting Nyangilia the last time that we were in Koboko District. The Aninga Project could not be more delighted to hear about their newest staff member who is now teaching History and Religion.

From student to teacher – Jenny with Viola and her classmates in the Nyangilia dorms. June, 2011

How you are making a difference on International Women’s Day

Today UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is calling on us to do everything we can to overcome entrenched prejudice and to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment.

By supporting The Aninga Project you are doing just that, and then some!

Not only are you directly creating opportunities for young women in Uganda but they, in turn, are creating change in their communities. Their success is proving to their families and community members that educated females can make a living and a difference.

Expanding Partnerships, Creating More Opportunities

In order to expand our impact in Uganda we have continued to work at solidifying relationships with like-minded organizations on the ground there.

For a few years we have been working with the Bududa Canada Foundation to provide opportunities for girls at the Bududa Learning Centre. We will be expanding that relationship to allow some girls from Bududa to pursue their post-secondary dreams.

We have also begun to work with an organization called the Centre for Youth Driven Development Initiatives (CFYDDI) based in Kampala. This amazing organization provides mentorship, a free community library and other engagement programs for youth.

Unfortunately many youth who attend the centre are unable to attend school and so their only educational resource is CFYDDI.

We are beginning a pilot project to allow three of these bright and promising youth to continue their formal education with the help and support of CFYDDI.

You can learn more about the organization here: http://www.cfyddi.org/index.html

On the Run

We have officially registered Team Aninga for the Charity Challenge at the 2017 Scotiabank Blue Nose Marathon. We have runners registering in the 5K, 10K, half and full marathon.

 

 

Thank you for your time and your support!

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