In May 2016, two Jitegemee beneficiaries â€“ John Kiluma and Harrison Mutulu â€“ were invited to attend the Seagal Family Foundationâ€™s (SFF) 6-day Sexual & Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) camp dubbed #LifeInMySHoes, that took place at Hana Mixed School, Nsangi in Uganda. The camp was organized by Reach a Hand Uganda (RAHU).
Numerous SFF beneficiaries joined our students at the camp, and together they focused on how to communicate with young people in a way that empowered them to take charge of their lives and make conscious decisions in regard to SRHR, their career paths and shaping their lives.
The camp was an exciting mix of discussion groups, motivational speakers, CEOs, career advisors, aerobics, and so much more!
Every day had a different focus â€“ each one equally inspirational. Day 1 was â€œYou can never be anyone if you donâ€™t know who you are.â€ Day 2â€™s focus was â€œDisability is not inability.â€ Day 3 â€“ â€œDiscover your talent. Work hard. And balance your time.â€ Day 4 â€“ â€œYou choose what you are in life. Stay safe and always be healthy from terminal illnesses.â€ And finally, day 5 â€“ â€œYou cannot harvest what you havenâ€™t worked for. Stay focused and work hard.â€ Our students left motivated and inspired to do and be more!
Jitegemee’s John Kilumu told us that,
â€œAfter being in Uganda for almost a week, I feel a lot of change in me. The camp was a successful teaching-learning process. We, as future educators, underwent intense mind training on sexual and reproductive health and were equipped with the necessary tools to tackle such issues in society. We humbly request representatives to participate in The 2017 Peer Educators Academy and ewe are ager to pass on our knowledge and experiences to our peers.â€
And Harrison Mutulu added,
â€œIt was indeed a very educative, informative and empowering health camp, mainly focusing on health, education, talent, passion, leadership and self-actualization. I look forward to attending future events organized by Reach A Hand Uganda (RAHU).â€