Amity for Humanity Initiative – Uganda is a non-governmental organization that has existed
since 2020 with the purpose of providing collective actions that transform communities and
generations to come against gender-based violence.
We advocate for the protection and enforcement of children’s and womn’s rights in areas of high
unmet needs including the right to education, Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights, Child
protection and gender equality.
Background of the charity drive
Poverty is a challenge in refugee settlement camps associated with inadequate access to basic needs
such as food, shelter, clothes, education and health services. menstrual health care and sanitation
are also major health problems associated with health. This is due to lack of sanitary wear during
periods which creates stigma and shame that prevents girls from fully participating in society and
development. In addition to lack of school fees and scholastic materials, lack of sanitary materials
contributes to missing of school by girls or even complete dropping out of school.
In some cases, girls in refugee settlement camp give in sex to older men in the communities in exchange of pads. This has resulted in high levels of child marriage and teenage pregnancies in the settlement, height mortality rate and increased cases of violence against women and girls in the area.
With the high poverty levels, it would be practically impossible that a parent who cannot afford
food will basically afford pads and clothes for children which is the basis of our donations drive.
- To improve the well being of the less previledged in Kyangwali Refugee settlement camp by
donating food, shelter, clothes, shoes, schorlasric materals as wellas sanitary materials.
- To equip girls with information on menstrual health management, provide menstrual products
and train girls in making reusable sanitary pads for sustainability.
- To equip the local leadership structures with information on child protection, safeguarding and
handling Gender Based Violence cases.
Items to Donate
Gently used clothes
- Over 400 people to receive relief items such as food, clothes, books,
pens, pencils, shoes and pads.
- 100 girls equipped with menstrual health information and trained in
making reusable sanitary towels.
- 30 local leaders trained in senstizing, preventing, handling and
responding to cases of violence against girls in Kyangwali Refugee
All the donated items will help improve the quality of life of those living in kyangwali refugee
settlement camp on 31 st March 2023.