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Day May 31, 2011

United States Government Launches Rising Stars Mentoring Program


U.S. MISSION PRESS RELEASE
PR013/11
May 31, 2011
United States Government Launches Rising Stars Mentoring Program

KAMPALA – Today, the U.S. Government in partnership with Century Entrepreneurship Development Agency (CEDA) International launched the “Rising Stars Mentoring Program.” The $100,000 program seeks to empower young women to become economically independent and socially responsible leaders. This enables them to focus their thinking, take charge of their lives, and improve their communities.

There are seven schools in the program:
• Nabisunsa Girls Senior Secondary School
• Nabbingo Senior Secondary School
• Mbogo High Senior Secondary School
• Gayaza Senior Secondary School
• Bweranyangi Senior Secondary School
• Aboke Girls Senior Secondary School
• Tororo Girls Senior Secondary School

Speaking at the launching ceremony, the U.S. Ambassador to Uganda Jerry P. Lanier said, “The status of the world’s women is not only a matter of morality and justice. It is also a political, economic, and social imperative. The U.S. is committed to the empowerment of young women not just because it is the right thing to do, but also because is it the smart thing to do. When women make progress, countries make progress. When women have equal rights, nations are more stable, peaceful, and secure”.

CEDA International is a social entrepreneurship organization that provides leadership, mentoring, and entrepreneurship development. It provides people with relevant information to design their destiny. Their goal is to empower youth to become leaders and solve challenges.

For additional information, please contact:
Nanyonga Dorothy, Information Assistant, U.S. Mission Uganda
Tel: +256-414-250-314×6104 Cell: +077222-14-12, 0784846334
Email: NanyongaDx@state.gov

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