- Library Project
The Rainbow Community Library Project
The rain-bow is a biblical peace symbol. When men would go off to fight they would take their “bow” with them of course — when they would return home they would “hang their bow” up on the wall making the basic statement that they were not at war but in a time of peace. The rain-bow is the same action but the Holy One “hanging bow” in the sky for all to see that we are not at war but in a time and promise of peace
So far CEPAD has Rainbow Community Library in All saints secondary school in Oluvu, Rainbow Community Library in Atratraka Primary school and Rainbow Community Library in Galia primary school in Oluvu Sub county Maracah District. The project has also purchased laptop computers and Ipads in the libraries for students and teachers for modern education. Many of the writing from school children have been published by the Africa story book project at https://www.africanstorybook.org/ in South Africa.
- Pad in Forward, Menstrual Hygiene Management
Through this project, CEPAD targets school girls and boy, teachers and parents and trains them on menstrual hygiene management and making reusable sanitary pads (eco pads)
Making reusable sanitary pads (eco pads) has radically proved to create a world where women and girls can step boldly into the promise of their future and break the cycle of poverty. CEPAD then support the girls through the production and distribution of reusable sanitary pads as well as ensuring provision of menstrual hygiene management education to all primary girls in all schools. Through this advocacy campaign, CEPAD also aimed to make adolescent girls and boys recognize that they are contributing to the silence and stigma around menstruation and encourage them to use their voices to talk about the topic and their bodies and demand that their rights be respected and their maturation celebrated. CEPAD developed a training program for both boys and girls.
The following have been done;
- Training and educating the about their bodies Puberty
- Menstrual hygiene management (MHM)
- Educating them on different support systems and advocacy to protect girls in schools
- Giving access to material related to MHM
- Construction of Menstrual Hub with access to drying wires, soap, towels Vaseline , Buckets Jerri-cans and extra pads for girls
- To reduce conflict, CEPAD provides boys with soap and Vaseline to clean their bodies
- 2 tailors have been trained 4 tailoring machines purchased for local production of pad
- At least 2000 Uganda girls have been kept in school since 2014 to date
- There has been M&E done which indicate increase in school attendance of girls and better performance.