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45 former prostitutes graduate
Publish Date: Feb 15, 2014
45 former prostitutes graduate
The guest of honour, Hon. Ssebuliba Mutumba (R) handing over to Fatuma Nansanga , a Certificate of Tailoring during the graduation ceremony for Children Withdrawn from Exploitative Labour at Bwaise youth centre on 14th Feb,2014.Picture by Peter Busomoke
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By Carol Kasujja

Joy filled the air at Bwaise youth Development center when 45 former prostitutes were awarded certificates in various disciplines. 
 
Speaking at the graduation on Friday, Kawempe South MP and the guest of honor Sebuliba Mutumba, warned graduates to stay away from corruption.
 
He also advised the graduates to teach themselves how to be hardworking, humble, disciplined and volunteer to gain experience to be able to succeed in this world.
 
“You have got knowledge so apply it so that you create your own jobs and before you know it you will be successful.Do not engage yourself in prostitution anymore because you will acquire HIV/AIDS,” Mutumba advised.
 
Graduation ceremony for Children Withdrawn from Exploitative Labour at Bwaise youth center.
Picture by Peter Busomoke
 
Speaking at the graduation, African Network for the Prevention and Protection against Child Abuse and Neglect (ANPPCAN) executive director, Anslem Wandega said, child exploitation remains a real time challenge. 
 
Globally, over 168 million children are engaged in child labor, with 85 million in hazardous child labor. 
In Africa, it is estimated that 59 million children are currently engaged in child labor.
 
“The situation is not any different in Uganda. At least 2.75 million children are engaged in child labor, with at least 2 million in hazardous child labor. Most of the children in child labor are employed in agriculture, mining, construction, domestic work, commercial sex exploitation and street vending,” Wandega said.
 
The graduates were given startup skits to go and start their business. Those who graduated with hairdressing where given rollers, dryers and shampoo and those who did catering where given jerry cans of cooking oil and stoves.
Graduates Namyalo Flavia(C), Esther Nakayiza (L) and Milly Nampijja (R) celebrating their succeess.
Picture by Peter Busomoke
 
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