In partnership with Uganda Youth and Adolescent Health Forum, we conducted our first mentorship session on Menstruation Health Management where we engaged both boys and girls to ensure greater support and successful empowerment. Discussions were held to assess the existing knowledge, attitudes, myths, and practices around MHM.
In partnership with Wilmat Development Foundation, we conducted a self-awareness session where the participants were equipped with self-directed learning skills that motivated them and also prepared them for a dynamic professional landscape.
In partnership with Aid You, we conducted a COVID 19 sensitization session where participants were sensitized about the virus and exposed to different ways of preventing the spread of COVID19 in schools, homes, and communities.
Vase Of Transformation mentored 150 adolescent girls and boys from St. Lawrence Kigoowa Primary Schoo
Every pad counts
The project was implemented in Soweto Namuwongo one of Kampala’s largest and poorest informal urban settlements with up to 30,000 residents in partnership with Peace First and Uganda Hands for Hope.
Vase Of Transformation empowered 100 young girls from the Soweto slum.
The girls were equipped with hands-on skills in making reusable sanitary pads addressing SDG 3.
Unlocking the potential of child mothers
This project was implemented in Kasenyi Banda slum built on a floodplain, vulnerable and dangerous in the rainy season. Kasenyi Banda is a physically challenging place where the safety and health of child mothers and their children are always in the balance. The fact that these child mothers try to hustle through such hardships, testifies to their resilience and determination.
According to the survey, we conducted, several of them got pregnant below the age of 16 years. They faced complicated deliveries, some under cesarean selections, faced post-delivery complications, and are currently suffering from lack of a daily meal, lack of clothes for their babies, and their standard of living is poor. These girls feel isolated and dis-empowered.
Vase Of Transformation equipped these 20 teenage mothers with Jewellery making skills to enable them to build a self-sustaining mentality through hands-on skills development. After the training, each one of them received a starter kit to help them start up Jewellery making business. Currently, 20 of our child mothers are gainfully self-employed and can fend for themselves and their children. Addressing SDG 1& 8.
Pads for missy
Some of the challenges that hindered these girls from having safe and peaceful periods were the lack of sanitary pads, the lack of knickers, the lack of washing soap, the lack of Vaseline, painful menstrual cramps, and others lacked information on how to manage periods.
This project was implemented in partnership with Pro Care Foundation and sponsored by Coca-Cola Beverages and Uganda Business and Technical Examinations Board.
Vase Of Transformation empowered 650 girls from 5 communities in the Eastern region of Uganda
Dare to speak up!
This project aimed at raising awareness about GBV and to create a platform for intervention, and ensure that SGBV survivors could confidentially report incidents and have timely and non-discriminatory access to services and support, including medical, psychosocial, legal, and material assistance, as well as safe spaces where needed.
This project was implemented in partnership with Namugongo Fund For Special Children, and Peace First reaching out to 50 adolescent boys, girls, young women and men.
Reusable sanitary pads skilling
Bussi Island is not that popular an island. The Island remains secluded and visibly detached. It is a hard-to-reach area, because of the inefficient means of transport. The Island has the poor physical infrastructure and no definite means of transport. A wooden canoe is the starting point for anyone visiting the Island.
The project involved stakeholders, school administrators, parents, guardians, and young people through meetings and dialogue sessions but also empowered them with reusable sanitary pads skills.
The project empowered 50 young people from the Bussi Island Community.
Empowerment and livelihood project
This project was implemented in partnership with Imarisha Dada and Straight Talk Foundation. The project raised awareness on School-Related Gender-Based Violence, Peer Pressure, Bullying, Menstrual Hygiene, and empowered young people with liquid soap making skills, jewelry making, and reusable sanitary pads.
The project was conducted in Masindi District the Western part of Uganda reaching out to 634 young people from 4 communities.