July 5, 2019
Nnabagereka Development Foundation and Rakai Health Sciences Program have entered into partnership to see how both parties can stamp out forms of violence against women and children.
The partnership that is being consolidated through the Nnabagereka Development Foundation, aims at ending gender based violence to stop the spread of HIV/AIDS, girls dropping out of school and elimination of poverty, which aligns well with the Buganda Kingdom’s strategic view of okuzza Buganda ku ntikko.
While commissioning this partnership on behalf of Nnabagereka Development Foundation, Prince Cryspin Jjunju Kiweewa, said the Kingdom is very much aware of the challenges that violence brings in terms of impeding social development. It is for this reason that the Kingdom shall partner with all likeminded organization to stamp out all forms of violence women and children.
Prince Jjunju recalled Ssaabajja Kabaka’s message he delivered during this year’s women convention that we need to speak against violence and report those that are perpetuating violence.
He pledged on behalf of the Kingdom, that in all the counties of Buddu, Kooki, Mawogola and Gomba where this programme is going to be implemented, do all that is within the Kingdom’s means to stop the ssspread of HIV, ensure that all school going age children especially girls are in school and household livelihoods improved.
The CEO of Rakai Health Sciences Program, Professor David Sserwadda stressed the importance of bringing down the number of girls dropping out of schools as the matter is getting worse especially in Buddu, Kooki, Gomba and other parts of Buganda.
In support of this initiative, Rakai Health Sciences Program have donated eight motorcycles and eleven laptops topped with five hundred twenty eight million shillings for a period of five months.