A story of a Woman Multiplying her Blessings by empowering Young Women
Catherine Biira Promise is chairperson, Sexual Health Improvement Project (SHIP), has been blessed twice with scholarship where she dis her masters degree and is currently persuing her PhD in Germany. She went out to encourage girls to complete secondary education by giving motivation talks in the sub counties of Bughangairi and Bwambara in 2011. She pledged to pay school fees for the best performing girls in secondary school in the 2 sub counties. It was amazing that after 10 years 3 girls where able to excel in their examinations. The magic was 'role modeling' Girls had no one to look up to. They only saw their future in a marriage in the village. Catherine's dream is to see these girls take on leadership roles in their communities. Incidentally all the three girls want to study medicine in future. To date she is sponsoring three girls to complete advanced level of secondary education in St. Immaculate Heart High School in Nyakibaale in Rukungiri district in Uganda.
This digital story is part of an assignment for Voices of Our Future a program of World Pulse that provides rigorous new media and citizen journalism training for grassroots women leaders. World Pulse lifts and unites the voices of women from some of the most unheard regions of the world.