Kyotera women's health run started in 2018 by DROTY, a youth led Non-profit organization established in 2016 by Arnold Sessazi in commemoration of the international women's day.
- Event: 2023 Kyotera Women’s Health Run
- Venue: Kasambya playgrounds, Kyotera Town
- Date: Wednesday, 8th March
- Theme: “Better life outcomes start with a good education! MAKE IT HAPPEN FOR RURAL YOUTH”
- Kits Charge: 20,000/= each
- 5 KM Walk for Women, Girls & Children
- 10 KM Marathon for all
- 15 KM Marathon for exceptional participants
All is set for the 2023 Kyotera Women’s Health run slated for Wednesday, 8th March.
The theme for this year’s run is “Better life outcomes start with a good education! MAKE IT HAPPEN FOR RURAL YOUTH”.
This run started in 2018 by DROTY, a youth led Non-profit organization established in 2016 by Arnold Sessazi in commemoration of the international women’s day.
DROTY was started to empower underprivileged rural young people between ages 10 -24 years in Kyotera and Rakai districts situated in the south-western Uganda.
The corporate family including businessmen and women, private individuals are all urged to register and take part at Shs 20,000 per head.
We seek to use this as an advocacy platform to amplify voices and call on education leaders, Civil Society Organizations, the government and other key partners to take action to support the rural girl’s right to Education within a friendly environment. It is important to remember the specific needs and risks to the girls whose dignity and access to the safety and opportunity of an education are being pushed aside by taboos, misconceptions, and lack of proper training and materials to manage menstruation. Further still, a good majority of rural youth cannot access Sexual and Reproductive Health information and services which would bring relief to the many youth affected by a myriad of health challenges. Additionally, the health facilities in the community do not offer adequate youth friendly SRH services consequently compromising young people’s health seeking behavior.Arnold Sessazi, Team Leader DROTY Uganda
Legal aid, Family planning, breast and cervical cancer screening / vaccination, HIV(AIDS) testing and counselling services will be present at the event.
The purpose is to re-assure the community that education for young people is the most powerful tool they can use to fight poverty with the objectives to advocate for and conscientize young people about their Sexual Reproductive Health as well as to inspire and motivate young people to keep in school.
Media companies as BBS Telefaina, NTV, Kawowo Sports (Online) are fully on board to support this worthwhile cause.
Dreams of the Tropical Youth (DROTY) Uganda is a youth led and centered NGO working to uplift the socioeconomic and health wellbeing of the vulnerable and disadvantaged rural adolescents and young adults (10-24) in the Southwestern districts of Kyotera & Rakai.
The programs cover the thematic areas of Adolescent and Youth Reproductive Health, youth livelihoods and mitigating climate change through environmental conservation.
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