NAWEC Youth Centre Grand Opening!!!

On Friday, 5 December 2014, NAWEC opened its new youth centre! The centre is a youth-friendly space where young people can come to learn new skills, grow as individuals, and, most importantly, have fun! It will serve as a meeting space for youth groups, host workshops by Komo Learning Centres (KLC) and NAWEC partners, and offer fun activities, like game and movie nights. We will soon start reaching out to youth in the community to inform them about all the exciting opportunities at the new centre. The event had a wonderful turnout - hundreds of community members, many of whom were youth, came...

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Meet our new country Director Matt

Matthew French is the Country Director of Komo Learning Centres, Uganda. He was born and raised in the Washington, DC area, but his love of adventure and dedication to serving disadvantaged people have led him to explore many countries throughout the world. Matthew is passionate about empowering young people to take control of their own lives and will strive to increase meaningful youth participation in KLC programming. He started working with young people in 1999, caring for adolescents who had been removed from their homes due to abuse and neglect. He has continued his work on youth issues...

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NAMALE RITAH

I am the first born with two siblings, Esther and Jackson. What I remember is my father died when I was 12 years old. Since then my beloved Aunt has been taking good care of mum, myself and my siblings both spiritually and financially, and also Uncle David Bwogi played a big role. He used to bring us food on Mondays because he had to go to the village on weekends for digging. Up to today, he is doing the same. I also thank my mum Nansikombi Harriet for not leaving us when my father died, as some parents do when they are unable to feed their children and pay school fees. My education has not...

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KYIWA JACKSON

I was born in 1995 by my mum Nakalanzi Harriet and my father, the late Jackson Male who died in 1996. You cannot imagine never looking at your biological father, because in my mind, I don’t remember his real image, but those were all God’s plans. I have two sisters, Namale Ritah and Nakamatte Esther. When my father died, life became too hard. Noerine Kaleeba started helping us in all aspects of life. I joined Yudesi Primary School in Kampala, and later I joined secondary and finished my O level at Mount St Henry’s High School in Mukono District. I am now at Bishops Senior School, Mukono,...

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