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DSW joins debate on female genital mutilation at the ‘Warriors’ documentary premier

2016-07-22 08:00:40 | Posted by Collins Baswony

On the 13th of July 2016, DSW participated in a debate about reproductive health rights at the screening of 'Warriors', a documentary following a group of young Maasai men from rural Kenya who formed a cricket team.Apart from telling the...

World Population Day 2016 Uganda - tackling early and forced marriage

2016-07-18 16:23:19 | Posted by Esther Namirimu

World Population Day 2016 Uganda was focused on the value of investing in adolescent girls - an issue that we have been working for many years in Uganda to promote, because we passionately believe that when we invest in girls and young women, we...

DSW is extremely proud of the achievements of the people and communities that are at the centre of all our activities in East Africa. It is these volunteers, project participants and youth organisations that are the reason why DSW is able to work to achieve its mission.

Below is a snapshot of participants and graduates of our projects in recent years.

  • Fit for Life - Rhoda Adhiambo's Path to Success

    Rhoda Adhiambo was born and raised in Mathare slums twenty years ago. Growing up, Adhiambo has seen her parents struggle to provide for their five children.

  • Youth to Youth in Uganda - Nabajju's Story

    Since 1995, DSW has established hundreds of youth clubs for sexual and reproductive health education and AIDS prevention training in Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda.

  • Safina’s Story

    Eighteen year old Safina joined the Masindi Budongo Community Youth Organisation (BUCIYO) club after a colleague of hers, who was not known for kindness and empathy for old people, started to take care for the elderly.

  • Ediget Lesetoch Weaving - Fit for Life in Ethiopia

    Meselech is a 35 years old lady with a husband and five kids. Searching for a better job, the family came to Addis from the southern part of the country (Arbaminch) many years ago.

  • Working Together for Decent Work in East Africa - Shashote Timba's Experience

    Informal sector workers are not recognised, registered, regulated or protected under the current labour legislation and are therefore characterized by a high degree of vulnerability...

  • Theresa Mwangi in Nairobi - making a fortune from waste

    Most people will dismiss it as garbage, but for Theresa Mwangi and the Nairobi Old and Young Lutheran Group, the remains of maize and bananas are a fortune and their tools of trade that they use to make their everyday living.

  • Magdalena Qaduwe - Youth Club Leader in Tanzania

    Magdalena Qaduwe, a leader of the Vijana Youth Club in Babati and beneficiary of the Working Together for Decent Work in East Africa project explains how the club has transformed youth in her village from despair to having some hope...

Find out more information on DSW's ground-breaking Youth-To-Youth (Y2Y) programme for young people in Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda.

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