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Update from Emitos Girls Humanist Football Team in Uganda

Alice F.
Alice_Fuller
London, GB


Dear CLHG member,

Women and Free World Organisation (WOFEWO), the organisation behind the Emitos Girls Humanist Football team, have launched a brand new website. You can read about their wonderful activities educating and empowering girls in Uganda here: http://wofewoug.org/index.html­


An update of some of the club’s recent activities, including a workshop on HIV attended by 52 girls and regional football tournament, can be found below.

Photos can be found below or here

The CLHG proudly sponsors Emitos, having raised £4,000 of funds for the project, thanks to the generosity of individual humanists in our group.

Alice



Central London Humanist Group



UPDATE OF EMITOS ACTIVITIES FROM ANNETTE NALUNGA, CHAIR WOFEWO



a. THE WORKSHOP

On 26th-27th February 2011, Emitos organized a two days workshop in Sugarland hotel in Wakiso, Kampala.

TOPIC: TAKING UP LEADERSHIP ROLES IN PREVENTING THE SPREAD OF AIDS:

THEME: LEAD THE FIGHT AGAINST HIV/ AIDS

The workshop was aimed at assisting girls to stay safe, prevent HIV/ AIDS and enable the complete their education. They were equipped with leadership skills, enabling them to sensitize fellow students to abstain from pre-marital sex and HIV.

The workshop involved a total number of fifty two (52) girls, from four schools namely;

Majet Senior secondary school

Nansana Highschool

Queen’s college

Victoria high school.



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b. WOMEN ‘S DAY FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT



DETERMINED EMITOS TARGETING CHAMPIONSHIP

Every year on 8th of March, Uganda joins the rest of the world to mark the international Women’s day.

Among the celebrations of the day we have the women’s day football tournament organized by the Uganda women football Association (UWFA) in conduction with the federation of the Uganda Football Association (FUFA).

This year’s tournament took place at Old Kampala senior secondary school. Teams which participated included;

EMITOS HUMANIST GIRLS’ FOOTBALL CLUB

GADAFI INTERGRATED SENIOR SECONDARY

NSUMBA SENIOR SECONDARY

LUBIRI SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL

KOLOLO SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL

KAWEMPE MUSLIM SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL

Unlike last year, this year EMITOS qualified to the semi-final s. unfortunately it did not qualify for finals it lost 1-2 to Kawempe Muslim secondary. Such a tournament is very useful to the girls because they learn new skills from experienced teams and a one year scholarship for best players from different teams. This year EMITOS got two scholarship of; NAKAYIMA SAUNA & NABBUMBA STELLA



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c. The website

The organization has designed a website its activities nationally and internationally. We hope this will help us get more sponsorship to run our activities.

http://wofewoug.org/index.html­



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