Meet Mawejje Joseph

"TakingITGlobal will help me achieve my goals of helping youths and children in Uganda and it has already helped to connect me to many people all over the world"

What inspires you?

I am inspired by village girls on how they pass through their menstrual periods. It is so sad, a shameful moment, and challenging to see them suffering because of a small thing: ‘Sanitary Pads'. But I look up to many around me. It does not matter what their age, gender or race are - what matters to me is how they can be helped out in order to get these sanitary pads, thoughts and actions through which these are upheld. I enjoy hearing from those who are ready to stand and support these young less fortunate poor girls in Uganda.

Tell us about an issue that matters to you and how you became aware and involved.

There is only one thing that matters me and that is girl’s reproductive health/education. I think every person should put his/her attention towards the girl’s health and more especially during their menstrual periods. This came after an observation and the research which was carried out by Generation Youth Uganda led by Mawejje Joseph. It shows that 8 out of 10 girls who are below poverty level and those in Government Schools don't have access to sanitary pads hence they end up using dirty clothes when they are in their periods. And the most dangerous innocent age is from 11yrs to 20yrs. This is urgently calling us to help to avoid reproductive and health problems and being uncomfortable during their school time, working etc .I think everyone should have equal rights to both. Failure to provide support for these people, any ailment will lead to an unproductive, unhappy, suffering society. I became aware of healthcare issues through the research we took in Ugandan Schools, Villages and other remote areas in Uganda. These people deserve a chance. With sensitization

Share your perspectives on what makes a good leader.

A good leader should lead exemplary, listening, kind having integrity and helpful. He/she must understand the needs of the people and should have solution to the problem. He/she should be more knowledgeable and open to new information and ideas.

Do you think TakingITGlobal can help you achieve some of your goals? Have we already?

Yes, TakingITGlobal will help me achieve my goals of helping youths and children in Uganda and it has already helped to connect me to many people all over the world


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