The Foundation has deconstructed dominant gender narratives and stereotypes. Significantly, at the launch of the “HeForShe Campaign” in 2017, a collaborative initiative between the Foundation and UN Women Uganda, His Majesty the Kabaka outlawed domestic violence as a cultural violation and declared the protection of women and girls’ rights, personal security, and physical integrity as a societal responsibility.
The Foundation with support from the Ford Foundation has trained and mentored 160 youth in leadership, civic engagement and networking. Twenty Four (24) clan and county chiefs have been trained in mentoring young people.
The Ekisaakaate kya Nnabagereka; a children’s holiday camp modeled on the royal enclosure has mentored 13,516 young people (67% girls) It is a complex, iterative, interpretive and integrative process that inherently has the potential for innovative and creative responses. The Youth that have gone through this process exhibit improvement in public speaking, communication, an eagerness to positively impact society and are now peer mentors.
The Foundation has worked with Finance Trust Bank to integrate financial literacy as part of the Ekisaakaate kya Nnabagereka curriculum to support children enhance their financial independence. A total of 850 children have benefited from the programme in the last 2 years.
The Foundation, through a partnership with Mildmay Uganda under the DREAMS Initiative has trained 6,000 girls on Obuntubulamu, Gender Based Violence and its connection to undesirable outcomes for women with respect to variables such as disengagement from school, exposure to HIV and chronic poverty.
Piloted in 10 out of the 79 Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) primary schools that host over 68,000 children and 1,300 teachers.
Our impact in figures
“We are committed to ensuring that all children, youth and women – the target of our work – in Buganda, Uganda and elsewhere realise a positive difference in their lives. We are for vibrant and civically engaged communities.”
Nnabagereka Sylvia Nnaginda
The Foundation has contributed to having girls’ access university education by providing bursaries for girls to attain university education, donated computers to Makarere University Female Sponsorship Initiative.
HRH the Queen of Buganda (Nnabagereka) has driven the Foundation’s efforts in advocating for safe motherhood, nutrition, immunization, malaria eradication, reproductive health and family planning, women’s rights, adolescent, sexual and reproductive health rights. Her Royal Highness, the Nnabagereka spearheads immunization campaigns, anti-malaria campaigns which provide mosquito nets, campaigns against cross-generational sex, and supports initiatives to provide access to safe water. In Partnership with Maka Pads Limited Her Highness has equipped women’s groups in Kampala with skills to make affordable and environmentally friendly sanitary towels that have improved sanitation, reproductive health and household incomes.
The Nnabagereka through Foundation and other initiatives has used her status, privilege and networks to register key successes in the area of health. This includes: advocacy on HIV/AIDS especially for women, girls, and youth out of school; distribution of hundreds of mosquito nets to rural areas; support to a number of women’s groups making affordable sanitary towels; the foundation is currently implementing a HIV/AIDS behavioural change program with UMCOR Health, called ‘Our ways, Our Destiny’ and has so far reached 4,210 out of school youth.
The Foundation in partnership with Population Services International (PSI) implemented a countrywide Anti-Cross Generational Sex Campaign that reached 5,500 pupils in 11 secondary schools; HRH the Nnabagereka diligently spearheading national immunisation campaigns that saw an increase in immunisation.
The Indian Association of Uganda provided a mobile dental clinic, which has been used by the Foundation and the rotary club of Kampala to provide dental services to vulnerable children. A total of 600 children have so far benefited from this project.
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