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A section of the “Super Woman Dreams-IC” project being implemented to keep girls in school by reversing the dropout rate through Radio show production and recording, the gala recognizes among the girls; Best show, Best Presenter, Best Essay Writer, Outstanding SuperWoman and most active school. Hosted by 1 of the 4 schools in each district, the gala wrecks in a massive number of the community, relevant service providers and roles models. It is the moment for the hard working SuperWomen to get recognized by their community but also the perfect moment to educate the community on the benefits of “Girl Child Education”.
We invite you to join us on Friday 22nd, 2018 at St. Leonard’s Maddu Secondary School in Gomba District as we celebrate our journey with the girls thus far or follow us closely on our social media platforms for updates; Facebook: Wizarts foundation and Twitter: @wiz_foundation.
On Friday 15th June, Wizarts Foundation and Lukome Senior Secondary School successfully pulled off the long anticipated Super Woman Awards Gala themed; “GBV: A pathway to HIV infection: All Girls Deserve a VIOLENCE FREE LIFE. What are you doing about it today?”. It was an event filled color, dancing, talent, and educative dramas. To say the kids were excited would take away from the enthusiastic energy of the day.
Schools present were, Gulu Army Secondary School, Paicho Secondary School, the hosts; Lukome Senior Secondary School, Awach Secondary School, Gulu Secondary School and new comers to the project; Secrade Heart Secondary School Gulu. With the help of the boys, the girls presented dramas depicting their harsh reality growing up in their different societies titled; domestic violence, child labor, the huddle and early marriage. Highlighting the abusers, the possible helpers and victims in society, the dramas sent clear messages on how these depressive actions in society affect the girls’ ability to perform and level up, how they can be avoided and what steps one should take should they find themselves in similar positions.
During his speech, the Head Teacher at Lukome Senior Secondary School, Mr Thomas Angola expressed his delightful experience working with the Super Woman Dreams teams especially because of the impact he has seen the project take on the girls involved. According to him, the girls are more confident, expressive and demanding of themselves academically and outside the school. Following our theme: “GBV: A pathway to HIV infection: All Girls Deserve a VIOLENCE FREE LIFE. What are you doing about it today?”, he called upon parents, guardians and the community not to become the abusers or the silent stander by.
Following our theme too, Guest of Honor, Ms. Miriam Atooro, stressed self-love and the lack of it as the center/beginning of all Gender Based Violence (GBV) in young girls and women’s lives. Very passionate about the African girl child, she encouraged the girls with her humble beginnings telling her education journey; attending schools in Gulu district just like they were currently doing. She also urged them to find a positive place to focus their energy, possibly something they love doing, and become good at it as it will be fulfilling and useful in the future. Her most profound communication in her speech however was her recognition of the young men attending the gala and urging them to continue working together with and protecting the women in their society as women cannot win the battle against the currents treatment they face alone.
LIST OF AWARD WINNERS FOR GULU GALA
Best School/Best show
Paicho Secondary School
Informative and entertaining, they all connected as a team in all performances, confident.
Very expressive, energetic tone and active in different categories
Gulu Army Secondary School
Lively, outspoken, audible, confident and with a commanding voice
Confident, audible, articulate, strong radio voice.
Ajok Vick Gift
Confident, audible, articulate, strong radio voice
Awach Secondary School
Best Story writer
Simple, clear structure, captivating story.
Simple, clear structure, captivating story
Gulu Secondary School
Aloyo Faith Lagum
Impressive, interesting adlibs, energetic in tone, captivating choice of words
Impressive, interesting adlibs, energetic in tone, captivating choice of words.
Gulu Army Secondary school
Persuasive Appealing points, relevant to the topic, confident , audible
Lukome Secondary School
Clear points, Relevant examples, calm yet confident in her speech, audible.