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UMEME celebrates women’s day with refugee women

By Gloria Nakajubi, Clare Muhindo

Added 29th March 2016 09:44 AM

The refugees supported by the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS), an international refugee agency are from South Sudan, Eritrea, Somalia, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Burundi.

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UMEME Branch Manager, Sarah Najjuma and Principal Public Relation Officer at Uganda Electricity Transmission company Limited, Pamela Nalwanga Byoruganda handing over items to Counseling psychologist, Martha Peace Bua at Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS) and country Director of Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS), Devota Nuwe during the Women’s Day celebrations at the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society offices in Nsambya on March 12, 2016. Photos/ Mary Kansiime

The refugees supported by the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS), an international refugee agency are from South Sudan, Eritrea, Somalia, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Burundi.


As the world celebrated the International Women’s Day, the ladies from UMEME and the Uganda Electricity Distribution Company Ltd were out on a power engagement with refugee women in Nsambya, a Kampala suburb.

The refugees supported by the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS), an international refugee agency are from South Sudan, Eritrea, Somalia, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Burundi.

  ranch anager arah ajjuma second right tours the refugees workshop during the omen ay celebration UMEME Branch Manager, Sarah Najjuma (second right) tours the refugees workshop during the Women Day celebration.

 


A display of the inter-dependency of humanity, the ‘power ladies’ engaged in a number of activities at the event including one-on-one interactions, auctioning items made by the refugees and sharing success tips.

UMEME’s brand manager, Sarah Najjuma explained that this was intended to inspire the women at this centre, but also share in their lives and experiences.

“We might have different social standings, but as women we suffer similar challenges. So we wanted to make these women realise that they can achieve their full potential regardless of their past,” she said.

An indepth story of what happened can be found in Her Vision.

 

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