Updated: Sep 7
Behind the scenes, the cries of the girl-child remain eminent. It is one of the core reasons why the Aliguma Foundation was started in 2017 by a then passionate sports reporter – Ritah Aliguma – now the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the foundation. The gallery below 👇🏼;
Preaching The Gospel: Life has been a bee-hive of activity for the Aliguma Foundation since the inauguration of the 'Ndi Mwana - The Cry Of A Girl-Child' campaign in May 2021. (Photos/AF Media)
But the need to look out a little more came to light in May 2021 when the Covid-19 restrictions relented with the foundation anxious to avert the after-effects of the pandemic in its post-era.
Many girls were abused and forthwith affected. Some still have never even returned to school after being victims of early pregnancies that come with motherly obligations thereafter.
The Aliguma Foundation, though, has not relented about its objective to ensure there is empowerment, emancipation and equality for the girl child through its ‘Ndi Mwana – The Cry Of A Girl Child’ project.
In manner bordering on quietness, Aliguma Foundation has continued to go about its business of traversing the country in a bid to bring smiles and hope to many young girls that there is hope to achieve it all as the mothers of the future generation.
No less than 65 schools and 35 communities across the country; from Soroti to Masindi via Mpigi District have been visited this year with one message being preached; to give girls a chance to enjoy a better livelihood hence the mantra; ‘Ndi Mwana – The Cry Of A Girl-Child’.