18 Sep 2022

GLOFORD passes out 10 Champions of Change ambassadors in Lira City.

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Global Forum for Development (Gloford) a youth centered non-governmental organization working in Northern Uganda has  passed out a total of 10 champions of change ambassadors who will work as peer educators in driving the safe and inclusive city intervention project in Lira City.

The 10 youth were commissioned by the Chief Executive Officer of GLOFORD Morris Chris Ongom at a colorful ceremony held at the organization’s resource and smart media center in Lira City on Friday 16th September 2022 after completing a rigorous five day training.

Addressing the champions of change ambassadors, Ongom asked them to create a difference through doing valuable things in the communities so that people, they aspire to change can emulate the values they have built. ”In the communities that you will be charged with, you should create a difference through values”, Ongom said.

According to Ongom, the peer educators are seeds that GLOFORD has planted within the communities and hopes to reap huge dividends from their work.

The Chief Executive Officer also urged the youth to organize their fellow peers especially drug abusers, street connected children, commercial sex workers and youth refugees to overcome the current challenges they are facing so that they become more productive.

Speaking at the same event, the Program Manager of GLOFORD Irene Janet Achen asked the newly commissioned Champions of Change ambassadors to put into good use the knowledge and skills they have acquired so that Lira City can be inclusive for everyone.

The project officer for the safe and inclusive city project Christine Anyinge Ojok says the champions of change ambassadors will be instrumental in mobilizing the youth in the listed categories for training and skilling so that in the end they can be more useful in the communities.

The champions of change ambassadors applauded the leadership of Gloford for enriching their knowledge and skills through the impactful training they had and pledged to do their best.

GLOFORD  is currently implementing the four year Safe and inclusive city project (SAIC) in Lira City with support from Plan International  Uganda with funding from Danida.

The project is being implemented in some selected wards within the two divisions of Lira City.