Let Girls Learn!

Agnes Igoye
Posted June 25, 2015 from Uganda
Agnes Igoye autographs Let Girls Learn Initiative!
Agnes Igoye participates in Let Girls Learn Promotional and educational videos!
Action time Agnes' Let Girls Learn video shoot
Action time Agnes' Let Girls Learn video shoot : Action! Shooting of Let Girls Learn promotional and educational video (1/4)

As part of the U.S. Government’s commitment to Let Girls Learn, The White House and the Office of First Lady Michelle Obama and the U.S. Peace Corps have formed a powerful collaboration to expand access to education for adolescent girls around the world.

Uganda is one of thirteen countries to pilot the Let Girls Learn initiative. Honored to have been selected to participate in promotional and educational videos to motivate the larger Ugandan community to take part in promoting the well-being, education and development of the girl child. Great working with Ugandan celebrities, dignitaries and activists including Kick Boxing champion Golola Moses!

I am also honored to serve as a member of the National Child Protection Working Group (CPWG), as well as a member of the Child protection Sub Working group on Refugee children, working closely with UNHCR and UNICEF (Group co-chair). As at January 31st 2015, there are 429,567 refugees and asylum seekers in Uganda, out of which 257,567 are children, requiring specific protection issues. These include separation from their families, child labour, child abuse, exploitation, conflict with the law, Gender-Based Violence and psychosocial distress. And as always, the girl child is the most vulnerable.

As members of CPWG, one of our responsibilities is to Coordinate planning and assessments with all other actors to avoid duplication and address gaps, including geographical and programmatic gaps. This week we also came together to contextualize and develop Child Protecting Minimum Standards in Humanitarian Action in Uganda including Education and Child protection!

It is always a pleasure to serve!

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Alyssa Rust
Jun 26, 2015
Jun 26, 2015

Dear Agnes,

Thank you so much for sharing this. I was unaware of such a large impact of the Let Girls Learn pilot program. It sounds like the work that the program will facilitate will bring a lot of awareness and change in Uganda. So exciting to hear about your video! You continue to do such great work and I always love reading you updates. Thanks again for sharing!

Sincerely, Alyssa Rust 

Terry Mullins
Jul 04, 2015
Jul 04, 2015

Hello Agnes! You are doing such amazing work to improve the lives of children in Uganda, especially refugee children. And as you say, the girl child is most vulnerable; a sad, but true, fact around the world. I love that you are promoting the "Let Girls Learn" initiative in your country...it is so clear that you have passion and dedication to the cause. You have a smile that lights up the world...best of everything as you continue this very important work! And thank you for sharing on World Pulse!!

In love and peace,

Terry

Agnes Igoye
Jul 04, 2015
Jul 04, 2015

Dear Terry,

Thank you for your kindness and words of encouragement-keeping me energised!

I equally appreciate your dedicated service to the World Pulse Community. Your support gives alot of women a powerful voice!

Agnes