By Our Staff
Tuesday 20th July 2021
Yesterday (Monday 19th July 21) Dependable Foundation & Heal The Planet Global Organisation- HTP reached out to share Iddi with Teenage Pregnant Girls in Kyengera 7 miles west of Ugandan Capital Kampala. A local organisation called Tauba Youth Foundation headed Mr. Ashiraf Serunjogi and Mubiru Hassan hosted us. Hundreds of pregnant girls wanted to attend but due to limited resources he hosted a few.
The out reach happened exactly one month since the Launch of Teenage Pregnancy Campaign by Uganda First Lady Maama Janet Kataha Museveni who we hosted on zoom at Serena Hotel Kampala joined by Ambassadors and other civil societies.
Mama Janet holds an outcry for Ugandan teenage mothers and believes partnering with civil societies like Heal The Planet, Dependable Foundation and others on this cause can create an impact.
Hope Mukundane, ED Dependable Foundation reacted on the situation of the girls met yesterday with touching stories. Naturya Jane (not real names) was raped by unknown person and she is struggling to take care of the pregnancy with threats from a land lord to throw her out.
“Thanks to Heal the Planet and Dependable Foundation & I believe that the campaign is officially open let’s do this together” Hope appealing to Senior citizens “and restore Hope to the broken hearted.”
One of them is 9 month pregnant at the age of 17 but doesn’t know what it means to give birth , she has nothing at all, the husband, 22 years is in Jail, was taken by unknown people during recent election campaigns. The land lord chased her from the house and its now neighbors that are helping with food and what to wear.
Many sharing their stories yesterday, broke into tears, some are sick and depressed.
HTP & Dependable joined by other civil societies could organise a medical camp to asses the situation.
Addressing the victims, Kivumbi Earnest Benjamin – President HTP said “ The world needs healing we will be available for, we want to to listen to your voices and know exactly what you’re going through.” Kivumbi also requested the BBS reporter on the trail to return and document stories of two young women whose situation was alarming.
We will continue reaching out to the teenage pregnancy girls affected by the pandemic.
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