Month: December 2014

Blessed New Year 2015

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Unto Him that has brought us this far will surely may it come to pass.

Raise a toast to yesterday’s achievements and
tomorrow’s brighter future.
May comfort be yours, warm and soft like a sigh.
And may the coming year show you that every day
is really a first day and a new year.
Let abundance be your constant companion, so
that you have much to share.
May mirth be near you always, like a lamp shining
brightly on the many paths you travel.
Work with the best of your abilities in 2015 and
show to the world you power to create wonderful
and superior things.
New Year 2015 may turn out to be a year when you
are put on the road to everlasting success and
prosperity.
Be the change that you wish to see at your
workplace and take initiatives to make things
better.
Wish your tomorrow is more prosperous, happy and
successful than yesterday and today.
Looking forward to another year with hunger and
passion to exceed at work and you are sure to
meet with success.
Let new beginnings signify new chapter filled with
pages of success and happiness, written by the ink
of hard work and intelligence.
May the New Year bring us more wonderful
opportunities for success.
Here’s wishing you the gift of peace and prosperity
throughout 2015.

THE SILENT KILLER: Teenage Pregnancy In Uganda

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We have to protect and empower tomorrow’s mothers of this nation..

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Teenage pregnancy has kept thousands of girls from school. Credit: Echwalu Photography Teenage pregnancy has kept thousands of girls from school. Photo Credit: Echwalu Photography

UGANDA has for some time now had the highest rates of teenage pregnancy in Sub-Saharan Africa at over 25% despite the existence of a law criminalizing Defilement. UBOS 2011 statistics indicate that the number of teenage mothers in the West Nile sub region shot from 3.7% in 2006 to 6.6% in 2011 despite several efforts by civil society to reverse the trend. The situation is not any better in the other parts of the country. Recent media reports revealed how 40,000 primary school girls are defiled by their very own teachers annually across the country many of whom end up pregnant.

The question then is why is such an unacceptable trend of gross human rights violations thriving?

The Uganda National Adolescent Health Policy defines adolescents as people between the ages of 10 and 19 years. This is…

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