These are pictures for the teenage mothers from from FREDAfrica Vocational Training Institute. This institution trains vulnerable girls and women who are victims of violence. It is also safe-place centre for women. In pictures, teenage mothers were providing free hair styling to women yesterday a day when Mukono District Celebrated women’s day. It is the same day FREDAfrica organisation launched re-usable sanitary pads project. This project is aimed at making and distribution of free re-usable sanitary pads to rural primary schools so as to promote menstrual hygiene and improving on the girl child school performance in rural schools. We would like to organise for a fundraising event so that we manage to raise 1,620 dollars for buying materials to use and reach a target on 740 primary girls with 3 pieces of re-usable pads.
Yesterday we had a meeting on how we are going to conduct local fundraising campaign here in Uganda to continue raise funds for the pads project. We came up with a team of 14 specialists among the teenage mothers from our project who are going to be facilitated and carry out mobile hairdressing and beauty project. Here, they will be having several camps from different locations providing affordable hair and beauty services to women. It will be a service for affordable cost for a cause.
FREDA held a community meeting on the topic of engaging men in social and economic development. Engaging men in women issues is a great social change because they get together and know their responsibilities and many other gender sensitive issues.
Travis was invited to speak during a radio talk show. The theme was how to build responsibility among community leaders and to engage them in the struggle of women empowerment through vocational skills development and ending violence against women.
This is project is aimed at promoting of menstrual hygiene to both girls in and out of schools. Also to women in rural areas with no access to sanitary towels.
Energy saving stoves project. Soap making all aimed at improving people’s stand of living in rural areas and to protect environment.
Some of the spring wells built in rural communities by FREDAfrica to improve water and sanitation and easy access to clean water.
We recently held a marathon in Mukono with the theme: Run to win cancer. This was a FREDAfrica’s event aimed at raising funds to support cancer victims mainly children in hospitals. The struggle continues. We are still fundraising for the same cause on the 22/Dec/2016. We still as for more support to enable us reach 601 children with cancer.
Pigger projects to improve on rural household incomes and to empower women economically.
Modern organic farming which is aimed at promotion of vegetable growing in every home in villages and semi-urban centres to improve on peoples health mainly children and women.