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December 21, 2017 at 06:30 am | Events

Ismail Akwei

Ismail Akwei | Contributor

December 21, 2017 at 06:30 am | Events

Catherine Nakabugo – Uganda

She teaches math and science at the St.Andrew Kaggwa Gombe High School in Kampala. In 2014, her district won a National Science competition with her project of Pythagoras’s chair. Also in 2015, under her guidance, the school won a regional science and mathematics competition. Catherine is passionate about girls’ education.

As a member of the National Menstrual Hygiene Committee in 2016, she was able to organise the International Menstrual Hygiene Day at her school. The day brought together over 15 partners dealing in WASH issues in the country and the Ministry of Education. Every girl at her school was given free kits of 500 pads by an organization called Afripads, which deals in reusable pads.

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