Tag — Ruhiira, Uganda

Social and Emotional Learning in Ruhiira, Uganda

Field Note — Published .

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.

Improved Eyesight Gives Patients a New Lease on Life in Ruhiira

Field Note — Published .

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.

Ruhiira’s Midwives, Delivering Hope

Promise Story — Published .

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.

Tommy Hilfiger Shirts are a Hit!

Field Note — Published .

Get ‘em before they’re gone! These shirts are flying off the shelves here in Colorado!