My name is Jenn Dutton. I am 23 years old and a full time nanny. I love to cook, bake and travel. On April 24th 2016, I will be racing in one of the great British sporting events, the Virgin Money London Marathon on behalf of LTHT. The London Marathon is a gruelling 26 miles 385 yards long, passing through the streets of London from Blackheath to the famous finish line at The Mall.
Why am I doing the London Marathon?
I love to set myself challenges and believe that you must always push yourself and try new things. I really enjoy running and exploring new places with it.
Rural girls in Uganda miss several days of school per year due to lack of sanitary towels. This, in turn, leads to many girls school results suffering and some girls even dropping out of school as a result.
But it doesn’t have to be this way. We can make a difference to such girls if we work together
I like the unique ways in which LTHT works to improve the daily lives and futures of the women in Ruhanga . This inspires me greatly to train my hardest and give the marathon my all.
I hope to raise a lot of money for this small charity so they can help the people of Ruhanga to help themselves.
Alex and the rest of the team have been busy at the Skills Development Centre in Ruhanga and this post is to provide you with an update
The Skills Development Centre draws participants from two local primary schools as well as a secondary school.
During the first three months, participants were allocated a space in either the tailoring or the computing workshop.
At the end of the first three months, the workshop facilitators solicited views from the participants with a view to get a clearer understanding as to what it is they got out of the workshops as well as what could be improved in the second semester.
Alex and his team report general satisfaction with respect to delivery and knowledge gained from the workshops.
The sewing instructor guiding participants during sewing workshop.
This workshop attracts more participants than the Computing workshops. The main reason participants are attracted to this workshop is because most are unlikely to progress to higher education. Tailoring skills provide them the best opportunity to earn an income once they drop out of the formal education.
A tailor makes an average of 20,000 Ugandan Shillings or £4.27 a day in Uganda. In a country where some live on less than £1 a day this is a good wage
Menstrual Hygiene Day
On Thursday 28 May 2015 the world celebrated the second Menstrual Hygiene Day. Through the Skills Development Initiative girls are taught how to make sanitary towels as part of our Menstrual Hygiene programme. I will provide feedback on the impact of this particular programme on girls in due course
We have made a lot of progress and with you help we can do a lot more. To donate to this initiative please visit our Virgin page
28 May is Menstrual Hygiene Day and this is something we started to look at in Ruhanga after I got a letter from one of our girls Elina Agaba. Elina is amongst the 15 girls from Team College Ruhanga that are taking part in bike repair initiative. Read more