The practice of cross-generational sex (CGS), has extremely negative impacts on school-age girls in Uganda, increasing their risk of HIV infection and reducing their self-esteem. The service and emotional learning (SEL) initiative in the Ruhiira Millennium Village aims to provide support and education for vulnerable adolescent girls. Above is a photo of girls participating in Eminyeeto, a young women’s empowerment program in Ruhiira.
Thanks to an annual eye care initiative launched in 2011 in Ruhiira by the Millennium Villages Project in partnership with the Tommy Hilfiger Foundation, villagers like Mzee Rwebituzi are able to regain their sight and their lives.
As evening closes on another busy day at the Ruhiira Health Centre, a small crowd gathers around new ultrasound scanners, which have just been delivered. Excited whispers come from children and adults alike.
For mothers and newborn children in the Ruhiira, Uganda Millennium Village, a new operating theatre at the Rwekubo Health Center can mean the difference between life and death.
The jewelry trade empowers Ugandan women in the Millennium Village of Ruhiira.
Katie Holmes visited the Millennium Village of Ruhiira in Uganda. She helped to launch the collection.
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Reaching education potential in Ruhiira, Uganda
Reducing infection risk in Ruhiira, Uganda