Malengo Foundation Uganda has Saturday 6 launched Girl 50-50 forum at Mestil Hotel in Nsambya, Kampala.
Under the theme “Honoring Ability,” the Project is aimed at raising awareness about the challenges and recognizes and celebrates girls with disabilities who have risen in achieving success.
Speaking to journalists during the launch, Michelle Omamteker, the Founder and ED Malengo Foundation pointed out that there’s so much in disability that is not quantified and that is the sole reason she came up with the idea of Girl 50-50 forum, so as to help identify talents and abilities within the disabled personalities and help explore them.
Omamteker revealed that the forum is comprised of six categories, with the Shero Honoree being the first ever Miss Albinism Uganda, Olive Auma,Tigress Honoree being Elizabeth Mwesigwa,Make it Happen Honoree award winner being Charlie Mujuni,Ndagire Florence being the Iconic Honoree,Enrika Mijumbi being the Next generation Honoree and Aisha Bahati as the Stylista Honoree.
While officiating the event, Beatrice Guzu, the Executive Secretary National council for Disabilities applauded Malengo Foundation for supplementing Government’s duties of helping and empowering persons living with Disabilities.
Guzu also called upon other organizations to come up and emulate what Malengo does in creating awareness and empowering persons with disabilities, most especially the girl child. According to Guzu, that will encourage equal opportunities and foster development in the Country.
Malengo Foundation Uganda aims at offering all necessary psychosocial support, empowerment and advocacy for mostly disabled girls; physical abilities, albinism and for the vulnerable among others.