What an honor it was to have our very own Girl Child Network Club at Wells of Hope High School among the participants of the Global Mentoring Walk 2019 which was held at the Human Rights Offices on 9th March 2019; and this was in commemoration of the International Women’s Day.
The Event was graced by dignitaries who encouraged the children not to give up on their dreams: Hon Dr Miria Matembe, an Advocate for women’s rights and former Minister for Ethics and Integrity encouraged the children to have a vision; “You don’t have an excuse if you have a vision. God created you for a purpose, which is that vision. You should have a passion to accomplish that vision,” she said.
Kimberly Harrington, Counselor for Political and Economic Affairs, US Embassy Kampala encouraged the children to focus on their goals.
During the event, the girls from the various schools were engaged in mentoring groups where they interacted with dignitaries from various sectors.
Memory Bandera, Vital Voices Global Mentoring Walk, flag bearer encouraged the girls to always read and never stop learning. She encouraged them to seek help when a need arises and to surround themselves with supportive people.
Brian Tumusiime, a member on the Board of Directors of Girl Child Network encouraged the girls to begin shaping their story; “Channel your energy to a place where your passion lies. Build your personal story and make sure you’re heard,” he said
We thank Girl Child Network, DefendDefenders and Vital Voices for giving the children with incarcerated parents (at Wells of Hope), a platform to share their plight.