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LATEST NEWS UPDATE FROM EMITOS
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 here
The CLHG proudly sponsors Emitos, having raised £4,000 GBP of funds for the project, thanks to the generosity of individual humanists in our group.
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
Victoria high school.
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
Sensitisation Workshop for Parents on Emitos Activities
DATELINE 28 JULY 2010
Message from Alice Fuller, Central London Humanists
I am delighted to announce that the Central London Humanist Group has reached its £3,700 fundraising target in aid of the Emitos Girls Humanist Football Team in Uganda!
It took several months of hard work but we’re finally there. Bits and pieces are still coming in, but I can say that the grand total is at least £3,850!
Emitos, whose mission is to empower and educate girls aged 12-20 years through football, will use the money to fully equip the club, take part in tournaments and continue its reproductive health and HIV/AIDs educational programme and counseling. The first installment of the money was sent earlier this year, and the final amount will enable Emitos to fully achieve its plans. You can see a list of how the money is being spent here: http://charitygiving.co.uk/emitos
To read more go here
Sarah Nakayiwa wears a new CLHG teamshirt
"We are so grateful for the donations.
We were able to get new uniforms, boots, tracksuits and training kits.
Our training sessions are much more interesting and this has encouraged us to train harder, besides, I have learnt to appreciate the needs of others; love, share and sacrifice. I was inspired by the way the Central
London Humanists chose to sacrifice what they had to support Emitos."
Read more about the impact of the donations and see more photographs
Emitos has taught me to make wise decisions. Through the different workshops, seminars and camps, we are empowered to face challenging situations especially in our adolescent lives.
Emitos activities occupy most of my free time especially during the holidays. Instead of getting bad friends or being redundant, I attend Emitos activities. This has kept me safe from HIV and unwanted pregnancy.
Emitos made me realize that I am capable of doing things that are done by boys and therefore, boys are not superior.
I can compete with them in all aspects. "
AGALI SAPHINAHREAD MORE COMMENTS FROM EMITOS GIRLS HERE