The Girls Not Brides Uganda recently hosted its 5th Annual General Meeting (AGM), uniting passionate members and advocates at the Silver Spring Hotel, Kampala. The gathering served as a pivotal platform to discuss and strategize against the pressing issue of child marriages while amplifying efforts to empower young girls across Uganda.
A Collaborative Opening Session
Under the guidance of Mr. Ntenga Moses and Co-chair Ms. Guntesse Catherine, the AGM commenced with impassioned statements, fostering discussions among Girls Not Brides Uganda (GNBU) members. Notably, Magezi Bashir, Secretary of the GNBU steering committee, facilitated the reading of previous minutes, setting the tone for engaged deliberations.
Charting the Path Forward
The heart of the AGM revolved around comprehensive presentations and discussions. Namara Babrah presented the detailed GNBU Narrative Report for the passed year. Mr. Tushemerirwe Lauben’s insights into the financial report. Engaging dialogues ensued, ensuring a nuanced understanding and adaptation of the reports.
A meticulously crafted GNBU Strategic Plan, outlined by a consultant, prompted robust discussions, emphasizing the importance of effective adaptation and implementation among the members.
Collective Contribution and Commitment
Interactive group discussions were at the core of the event. Rallying diverse perspectives and insights for the draft GNBU work plan for 2024-2025. The collaborative spirit among participants shaped a comprehensive work plan, echoing the commitment to meaningful initiatives.
A Unified Vision for Progress
The AGM concluded with a resolute commitment to ending child marriages and empowering girls, solidified by the collective engagement and dedication of GNBU members.
The AGM served as a testament to the power of collaboration and shared determination in tackling challenges. It reinforced Girls Not Brides Uganda’s resolve to create a brighter future for young girls in Uganda.