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Board Member visits Kitovu Mobile DREAMS project safe spaces,impressed by activities done

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Mr Bagarukayo takes part in Counter Books skills on training.

Mr Bagarukayo (right) takes part in Counter Books skills on training.

Mr Alex Bagarukayo,a member on Kitovu Mobile Board of Directors  yesterday paid a  visit to Rakai Town Council Modal Safe space to monitor the progress of the DREAMS activities.

Standing for  determined, Resilient, Empowered, AIDS-Free, Mentored, and Safe women,DREAMS is an initiative to implement high-quality combination prevention to adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) aged 15-24 years.

It involves  implementing multiple interventions that go beyond health, by addressing the structural drivers that directly or indirectly increase girls’ HIV risk.

Kitovu Mobile runs  60 safe spaces  Rakai and Kyotera Districts.

Rakai Town Council Modal safe space. It is one of the 60 safe spaces run by Kitovu Mobile

Rakai Town Council Modal safe space. It is one of the 60 safe spaces run by Kitovu Mobile

Mr Bagarukayo was accompanied by Mr Robert Yiga,the Kitovu Mobile internal auditor and Kenneth Lukyamuzi the DREAMS project coordinator.

He found the AGYW learning how to make Counter Books,commonly known as ‘black books’ he, too, took the pleasure to be part of the trainees.

AGYW taking part in the training

He observed that  Kitovu Mobile  is still on the right track,empowering creator Masaka communities so as to cope effectively with the impact of HIV/AIDS,Tuberculosis,cancer and other life threatening chronic illnesses.

“I want to the staff for working devotedly to push forward the goal of Kitovu Mobile. Your input is invaluable” Mr Bagarukayo noted,before encouraging trainees  to make good use of the skills attained

“We no longer want to see ladies counting on men for survival, but to position themselves as self sustaining ladies”

Mr Bagarukayo joining quires to form a book

Mr Bagarukayo joining quires to form a book as Mr Yiga looks on.

He vowed to pass on the skills to his children and start making their own books to save money.

AGYW going through the different steps of making counter books. This step involves making quires that are later joined to get a book.

Mr Robert Yoga,the Kitovu Mobile internal auditor encouraged trainees to treasure the skills and raise their guard against contracting HIV.

“This is why we try to reduce on the risk factors through giving you vocational sustainable skills as well as sensitising you about HIV and reproductive health”

 

 

 

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