The Executive Director of Girls To Lead Africa Honest Kansiime Mugisha has urged girls not to fear taking up leadership positions while still in school.
She noted that the role they play while at school prepares them to become future policy makers.
Ms Mugisha made the remarks on Feb 14th 2020 while officiating at one day training for selected girl leaders from secondary schools, teachers, and Police officers held at Rovins Hotel in Kihihi Town Council Kanungu district.
She noted that quite often girls are subdued in taking up top leadership positions because they are not mentored to do so and they end up playing assistant positions yet they are also able to be at the top of leadership.
“Our organization is aiming at developing, nurturing and prepare young women to take up leadership roles in their communities,” She said.
The training was also aiming at equipping girl child on aspects of self protection and empowering her to get confidence to report to authorities the people who abuse her rights, according to Ms Mugisha.
Kanungu District Deputy RDC Emmy Ngabirano said that such training has awakened the girlsâ€™ consciousness and built their self esteem thus they are now able to confront human rights abusers.
He asked the Police to continue sensitizing the masses on how they handle juvenile cases especially those affecting the girls so that they can continue to get confidence to report such cases.
Ngabirano thanked the founders of Girls To Lead Africa who have come up with training of girl child on how they can keep themselves in school until they get life skills and how they can get and maintain leadership positions both in school and out of school.
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