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Deaf In Action's Gender Equality Program

Soccer team wearing uniforms saying: Girl Up

(Oryem is on the far right in the left photo)

Jerry (Deaf Dreamer #3) and Oryem (#7) are growing their impact through Jerry's organization: Deaf in Action.

Oryem has been leading out their Gender Equality Program in Uganda. Here is his update:

Dear Destiny?
Good morning to you?
Nice to connect with you again, after a long time.
I got my semester break a couple of days ago. I have been busy coordinating Deaf In Action's Gender Equality Program. Remember I emailed you about the USD 490 Grant? Yes!! Deaf In Action was awarded.
Deaf In Action Donated;-
-65 Reusable sanitary Pads and 2 Cartons of Disposable Sanitary Pads to 50 girls in and out of Schools to reduce absenteeism and promote Menstrual Health
-11 Pairs of Football Jerseys and a Football to a primary School to promote Sports
I have also been at my school on Friday to check on my Semester one grade results but found that he wasn't around. I will pick it up and send it to you as soon as I can.
Thank you, and greetings to your entire family.

Here are the videos Oryem sent with his email:

Gender Equality Training

Practical session-Making Reusable Sanitary Pads

Gender Equality through Sports


Oryem sent me an update on May 6th:

Dear Destiny,

You recently asked if I was working for Deaf In Action. Yes!! I'm working for the Non profit!!

I joined in Dec 2020, during the strict COVID-19 lockdown, we lobbied for some food stuff and distributed to the target groups.

I recently applied to " Girl Up" on behalf of the Non Profit for a Gender Equity grant, to promote Gender Equality program through sports and Menstrual Health Education. Any moment from now, we shall receive $490, to help purchase Prizes and call for football competitions among boys and girls in and out of schools.

The winning teams and best players from all the participating teams shall receive prizes.

The same funding shall also be used to buy some materials and train girls how to make reusable sanitary pads because we realized a number of girls miss school during their menstrual periods due to lack of money to purchase sanitary Pads

Therefore, if they can learn how to make one, one can attend school throughout her periods. We are mostly encouraging Deaf Girls to join this special program because they are the most affected group!!

We want to borrow your good examples of helping the Deaf Community.

Find attached, part of the email I received from Girl Up

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