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Uganda Event, Kabwohe, Saturday September 30th 2017

On September 30th, 2017 we brought together over 200 girls from 3 schools in Kabwohe, Uganda. Meet the amazing women who shared their story below.

View the event photos here

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MEET OUR SPEAKERS

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NAOMI KARUNGI
Military Helicopter Pilot

What is your definition of success?
Looking out for a need in society and satisfying it…providing a solution to a problem.

As a young girl, who were your role models and why?
People who exhibited strength, unwavering focus and tenacity inspired me greatly. They still do. My mother is one of them.

What do you consider your greatest achievement?
I am still laying a foundation for my greatest achievement. Watch this space soon!

What advice would you give your 18-year old self if you met her today?
God created you for a specific purpose that ONLY YOU can do. Focus on finding it and fulfilling it, obviously, it’s inside of you and not outside. Believe in yourself, don’t seek jobs, create jobs for yourself and others. You do not need a man to be complete.

What do you think the world needs more of?
The world needs more people who are solution providers and problem solvers.

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ESTHER KYOKUNDA
Commercial Pilot

What is your definition of success?
Achieving what your heart really desires. Achieving the goal and doing it at your own pace.

As a young girl, who were your role models and why?
My parents. I saw determined and hardworking people and that’s exactly what I wanted to be. Oh also the first pilot I ever talked to…I was about 12 years old. I wanted to be like him.

What do you consider your greatest achievement?
Turning my dream into reality: getting my Commercial Pilot License!

What advice would you give your 18-year old self if you met her today?
I’d tell her to keep calm, always pray and to remember that everything has its own timing.

What do you think the world needs more of?
I think the world needs more positivity. There is a lot of negativity: “You can’t do this, it’s not possible because of who you are” we need a lot more “never give up, that obstacle has nothing on you”.

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GODLIVER BUSINGE
Civil Engineer & Head Technology Trainer for Global Women’s Water Initiative

What is your definition of success?
Achieving my goals – improving community health and well-being in East Africa by strengthening confidence and skills in women and girls.

As a young girl, who were your role models and why?
My mother was my role model. She supported me very strongly from an early age and always believed that I would be successful.

What do you consider your greatest achievement?
I am now an engineer and have already trained and inspired hundreds of women and girls in construction of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Technologies and have shown them that it is possible for women to do all kinds of jobs just as well as men if not better!

What advice would you give your 18-year old self if you met her today?
Persevere, do not give up. “You can do it Godliver!”.

What do you think the world needs more of?
Strong honest women. They must break stereotypes.

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