Yotkom Uganda is registered in Australia with the Australian Charities and Non for Profits Commission. Yotkom is an acholi word meaning "health". This web site is designed to provide information on the health needs of the acholi community of Kitgum, Northern Uganda. It is also an opportunity to share about the people working as health professionals there and the projects which are being undertaken in the Kitgum community in an effort to improve the quality and availability of health care .
Friday, February 20, 2015
Days for Girls outreach to Agoro
Next week Yotkom will be partnering with an organisation called Kitgum women's peace initiative to facilitate the presentation of the Days for Girls teaching program to four schools in the rural community of Agoro. KWPI are concerned about young girls missing school because of inability to access feminine hygiene products and they have asked us to assist. There is also a need to provide education on self care and protection from sexual assault to these young women. The incidence of unwanted teenage pregnancies and HIV AIDs. Transmission is of major concern in these village communities.
Agoro is two hours drive from Kitgum. Lying close to the Sudan border.
Today we travelled to lamwo district government headquarters and. met with Barnabas, the director of Education for the district .He is highly supportive of the work to educate young girls and improve school attendance.
We will be donating days for Girls sanitary products to four schools . These have been tailored in our Yotkom centre in Kitgum using funds donated from Australia.
These rural schoolchildren will benefit a lot from this preventive health strategy.
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