In 2020, Sharon founded Vase Of Transformation, a Non- Governmental Organization that equips young people with knowledge, skills, and tools to lead and cascade change in their communities using Advocacy, Dialogue, Empowerment, and Art as building blocks for transformation.
Soweto Slum Namuwongo, located on the outskirts of Kampala City, is a place where hope seems to be in short supply. For the residents of this neglected area, access to clean water, electricity, education, and basic hygiene facilities is a distant dream. High rates of crime and unemployment are the norm, and young people are forced to resort to desperate measures just to survive. But for one volunteer, her visit to Soweto would change her life forever.
Sharon, a young woman passionate about making a difference, joined an NGO in 2018 as a volunteer. She quickly landed a full-time role within the organization and her role involved meeting people from various communities and building relationships to establish strategic partnerships. But it was her visit to Soweto in 2019 that would leave the deepest impression on her. She saw firsthand the dire living conditions faced by the residents and was moved to take action.
As she walked through the narrow streets of Soweto, she was struck by the poverty and neglect surrounding her. Waking up every morning in a house without clean water, electricity, and basic hygiene facilities was a reality for many of the residents. With high rates of unemployment and no access to education or quality medical care, the people of Soweto were trapped in a cycle of poverty and hopelessness.
But it wasn’t just the living conditions that left an impression on her. The children of Soweto, with no access to education, were forced to grow up too quickly. Many of the younger children were either playing cards or simply lounging, with no hope for their future. And the older ones, with no employment opportunities, turned to crime as a means of survival.
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