The group during one of their recent outreaches
At a time when many corporates are saving for the eventful December holiday, a group of corporates are using their disposable income for a good cause.
Employees of corporate institutions such as UIRIU, Kyambogo University, among others, spearheaded by accountant, Damali Nakirya have teamed up to fight the rampant teenage pregnancies.
To do this, they have lined up a series of outreach campaigns across the country where they will sensitise communities, parents and teachers alike on top of donating essentials such as sanitary pads, scholastic materials such as books, pens and pencils.
In a campaign they have dubbed #zeropregnancy4teenagers, the group’s outreach activities will commence on November 4 at St Daniels Secondary School Kagoli in Pallisa district.
“We are going to be donating knickers, petty cots, reusable sanitary pads, pens, books and literature about teenage pregnancy that can help the communities we seek to impact.
"We plan to use the research we have on our hands to establish the current problems, then through our campaigns, try and find practical and working solutions for the communities.
"We do not necessarily see ourselves as world savers. And neither do we regard ourselves in that caliber. We simply realise that our individual initiatives as the corporate community in the country would save lots of lives,” said Nakirya at one of their gatherings recently.
Mathias Nsimbe, one of the members of the initiative, says that the initiatives are also full of fun.
“We carry entertainment in the form of dance and musical performances to some of these outreaches to make sure that the masses are entertained and in the process, leverage maximum and mass attention for our sensitisation,” said Nsimbe.