Girls' Advisory Council

A gender-equal world where girls thrive and lead.

Girls' Advisory Council

Pauline Adong

I’m an 18-year-old girl who thrives on love, compassion, and happiness. Leading the Girls’ Advisory Council at Girl Up Initiative Uganda and being part of the Board of Governors where I represent the voices of girls and young women feels surreal.

Being an empowered girl makes me proud because I’m informed about what truly matters in life. Knowledge gives me strength, and I’m determined to make a positive impact in my community and beyond.

Shadia Nakitende

I am a 17-year-old girl with a passion for sports, particularly netball, and a love for the performing arts, especially acting. Leading and inspiring others is something that brings me immense joy, and that’s why I proudly serve as a member of the Girls’ Advisory Council.


Being an empowered girl is a source of pride for me because of my unique abilities in public speaking and leadership. I was honored to be chosen as a speaker for my school’s Straight Talk Mental and Reproductive Health Club. It’s incredible how these skills have opened doors for me to make a positive impact and create change in important matters. I look forward to continuing my journey of empowerment, using my strengths to uplift others and make a difference in the world.

Nelly Apili

I’m a 17-year-old girl who’s all about singing, dancing, and standing up for the rights of my peers. Being a part of the Girls’ Advisory Council means a lot to me as a young girl from a slum community. I live in a slum area in Kampala, where life can be tough, but I’m always eager to explore and learn more about my community, culture, and the world around me.

What makes me really proud as an empowered girl is that I can speak up for the voiceless. My community listens to me, and that’s a responsibility I take seriously. With my voice and determination, I want to make a difference and bring positive change to those around me

Aisha Ndagire

I’m a 17-year-old girl who absolutely loves writing. People often describe me as friendly and approachable, and I cherish that about myself. It brings me joy to be a member of the Girl Up Initiative Uganda Girls’ Advisory Council.

What truly makes me proud as an empowered girl is the knowledge of all my rights and the ability to appreciate myself just the way I am. I feel empowered to freely express myself and make well-informed decisions, which is a fantastic feeling.

With this newfound confidence and understanding, I’m eager to make a positive difference and contribute to a better world

Pauline Nakanwagi

At 17 years old, I embrace qualities like intelligence, a strong faith in God, happiness, and an optimistic outlook on life. It brings me immense joy to be part of the Girls’ Advisory Council at Girl Up Initiative Uganda.

You know what makes me truly proud as an empowered girl? The unwavering belief that I can conquer every problem that comes my way. It’s an empowering feeling to face challenges head-on and know that I have the strength and resilience to overcome them.

With this confidence, I’m excited to continue growing, learning, and making a positive impact on the world around me.

Nalubega Reginah

I am a 17-year-old girl, tall, slim, and dark-skinned. As a young woman, I hold a passion for music, and I strongly believe in authenticity and sincerity, disliking pretentious behavior. It is an honor to be an esteemed member of the Girls Advisory Council at Girl Up Initiative Uganda.

I take immense pride in my empowerment as a girl, which has been nurtured and strengthened through my association with Girl Up. This organization has instilled in me a sense of purpose and self-worth, making me feel special and capable of making a positive impact in the lives of others. I am driven by the knowledge that I possess the capacity to lend a helping hand to fellow girls in need, should the opportunity arise.

With my confident sense of empowerment, I am determined to be an advocate for change and contribute to the betterment of the world, one step at a time.

Awekonimungu Esthera

I am delighted to introduce myself—I am a tall, slim, and beautiful young woman who enjoys connecting with people. It is with great pride that I share my role as a member of the Girls Advisory Council at Girl Up Initiative Uganda.

As an empowered girl, my courage is one of the key attributes that fills me with immense pride. I am unafraid to face challenges head-on and tackle obstacles that come my way. This courage has been nurtured through my experiences with Girl Up, which has empowered me to believe in my capabilities and embrace my strengths.

With this unwavering courage and determination, I am eager to make a positive impact in my community and beyond.



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