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Introducing myself and my journal: Teen Empowerment- Big Changes, Better Choices

About Me:
I'm a woman who believes in girl power! I know women ROCK no matter what the circumstances are! I have vast experience in communication for behaviour change especially among young people. I also have experience in HIV prevetion programing. I'm passionate about teenage issues especially girls in developing countries. Teenage comes with many changes that we adults tend to ignore. Yet we know that decisions made during this stage affect the quality of their future lives. I believe we can work together to establish strong reinforcing systems and programs to inspire, engage and motivate young people to keep focused.

My Passions:
Making friends, reading inspirational books and movies

My Challenges:
Many injustices against young people, very little being done to avert the situation

My Vision for the Future:
A society where young people are empowered to realise their capacity and comitment to lead purposeful lives.

My Areas of Expertise:
Behaviour change communication and HIV programing


jadefrank's picture


Hi Betty,

Welcome to PulseWire.We are thrilled to have you as a new member in our thriving community of women who are lifting their voices in the name of empowerment and connecting across borders to make positive change for women everywhere!

I am eager to hear more about your work in teen empowerment and HIV prevention. Especially the unique angle for issues and solutions on this topic in Uganda.

I hope that you will consider applying for the Opportunity Collaboration Fellowship. There are just a few days left to apply and I think that you are a strong candidate. Click on the link below to learn more and apply today:

Warm regards,

Katie McDonald's picture

Hello & Welcome

Hello Betty,

Welcome to PulseWire. We are a vibrant online community with many groups and features, which I encourage you to explore.

If you are not sure where to start, I suggest going to the Voices Rising section. Here you can view and comment on the latest posts. It is available here:

You might also like to introduce yourself to some members with similiar interests:

YOPA is a youth organization for the prevention of AIDS in Somalia -

Amy Peterson is the Director of Grandmothers Beyond Borders which supports community based initiatives in Uganda to improve the lives of grandmothers and their grandchildren who are struggling to survive because of the devastating impact of AIDS. -

Best wishes,


Betty Kagoro's picture

Dear Katie, Thanksyou so much

Dear Katie,
Thanksyou so much for the kind words. And thanks for sharing these links with me. I will definately learn a lot from them and find ways of networking. One thing though, while HIV/AIDS is still a big issue here in Uganda, our view at TEU is that its underlying causes should be takled first before dealing with the symptom. Our program therefore looks at holistic empowerment through character development to be able to deal with a range of varied challenges they face HIVAIDS being part of the challenges.
I will definately share more as we keep intouch.
Thanks once again


Betty Kagoro's picture


Hullo Jade,
Nice to hook up with you and the entire worldpulse family! I'm honoured to be part of this great family of wonderful leaders.
I believe there is alot to share about my work. But right now I'm trying to post my essay for the Fellowship. Please guide me on how to post it to the group account.


Hi Betty,

To apply for the fellowship, go to the Opportunity Collaboration Fellowship group page at and click the 'Join this group' button. If you are not logged in you will be prompted to do so. Then, at the same group page referenced above, click on the 'Contribute' tab which is located directly above the Opportunity Collaboration Fellowship title. You will then create a group journal entry with the text of your essay in the "Journal Entry" section. Best of luck!

Be well,

World Pulse Technology Associate

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