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Girl Striding Forward

“Becoming more self-aware through vocational arts and life skills has set on my leadership journey and I believe that I will make a positive impact in my community especially among my fellow girls and youth.” Angella

Angella holding her Angie bag made out of thread.


Our month spotlight is on 20 year old Angella young energetic leader of the Girls’ Creative Hands group in her community, Erisa zone. Angella also stood for the post of vice chairperson of her school faculty at Makerere University Kampala and she won. She was also elected as deputy gender officer. She attributes her confidence to the life skills trainings she got from SARI life skills programs.


Like many of her fellows, Angella was negatively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic as she had to pause her studies yet her personal financial, emotional and physical needs were growing. The extended lock-downs, limited movements and interaction with her peers left her lonely and anxious; she badly needed a safe space where she could share her thoughts with her friends.


Angella started participating in SARI COVID-19 recovery and resilience activities in the community through joining a training where girls and youth were being trained in crafts as well as cloth designing. She also participated in the trainings in life skills, entrepreneurship and leadership. Furthermore the participants were trained in savings mobilization where they formed groups through which they would save. They also planned to have their groups legally registered at the local council offices to ensure their longevity and also be part of other community initiatives. Angella and her team formed the Girls’ Creative Hands which has 14 members. These make different hand crafts such as door mats, bags, money purses, clothes and many other decorative items.


Angella reports that the training that changed her mind-set and improved her the most was the life skills, entrepreneurship and leadership development. The knowledge and skills acquired empowered her to lead the formation the Girls’ Creative Hands. She and her team members are able to sell the products which enables them to meet their basic needs. The Girls’ Creative Hands is also a safe space where Angella and her fellow girls share different issues to improve their lives and community.

She is a girl striding forward!

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Wow, great appreciations to SARI for empowering women and girls.

Well done Angella, keep the move.

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Rodgers Kay
Rodgers Kay
2022년 9월 08일

But my worry is you are only empowering women or girls only dont you think that there are some men or boys also who want to be empowered.

Empowering girls only will bring inequality in future.

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Thanks for the great work Sanyu Center For Arts and Rights.My name is Belinda Tushabe am here to you witness your good work that added on me as a young youth. I appreciate the great skills that l earned from you.

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Thanks Belinda. Our desire is to see youth like you thrive and make a difference in our society. We will keep on going as we see this happen. Thank you for being part of SARI.

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SSENTONGO KEVIN
SSENTONGO KEVIN
2022년 9월 08일

Thanks for the great work done towards empowering the youth of nation

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We appreciate your kind remarks.

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Well done Sanyu Centre. Thanks for great work of empowering youth especially girls in leadership.

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