ChildFund and our local partners are training community leaders like Mrs Nalwimba in child protection so they can ensure children are free from violence and exploitation.
For Mrs Nalwimba and the community around her, vigilance is important.
Every day my team are taking note of the girls who are not in school. We then make sure we find out the reason from their friends.”
This hands-on approach to child protection ensures Mrs Nalwimba and her colleagues can act quickly if a child is at risk, but it is a community effort.
Mrs Nalwimba will be running a ChildFund-supported community outreach workshop to educate families and local leaders about children’s rights and the dangers of exploitation and violence.
Attitudes towards child marriage in the community have changed because of these workshops. For example, over her three decades of teaching, Mrs Nalwimba has seen the number of child marriage cases in her schools drop from an average of 24 a year to three.
Mrs Nalwimba is passionate about keeping children in school, and ensuring they are safe and can reach their full potential. She is transforming the community around her for generations to come.