Now let me be specific.
Now let me be specific.

Rugby is our tool to empower girls in Uganda. You have heard and read that many times from us.

As you all know our NGO Rugby Tackling Life received funding from Girls Fund First to work together with other grassroot organisations to end child marriage in Uganda.

Kitgum

This week we organised 2 trainings in Kitgum district, Northern Uganda. The first one was for adolescents (mostly teen students), and the second one was for teachers, youth leaders and health workers. All the participants were from Mucwini and Labongo-Akwang subcounties in Kitgum.

Flavia and partners

What that means is that Flavia reached out to community members and our Ugandan partners from MUAG (Muvubuka Agunjuse Adolescent Sexual Reproductive Health Information and Service Provision Centre) handled the education bit.

The project is coordinated by our very own Flavia Agenorwot. Flavia is also a Uganda 7s international player and the first Kitgum based player to represent Uganda in Rugby international tournaments.

Rugby

We teach Rugby and how to handle a ball which is an informed decision. So it is not far off to teach the players and community members about other informed decisions, too. In order to do that we get qualified partners on board.

Girls and boys

The first training had 20 participants and was on club leadership and management. Participants (girls and boys) learned how to form and run youth clubs. They also learned about sexual reproductive health (SRH).

The second training, with 22 participants, was a capacity strengthening training. Participants (women and men) learned how to help the youth form youth clubs, how to understand adolescents, about SRH, about the problems youth face with SRH, about how to create space spaces for youth to make informed decisions.

Job done. Next week we’ll play some more Rugby in Lira for an under 19 girls‘ 7s tournament.

Until next week.