The Girl Guides Association of Uganda celebrated its centenary on 14th April 2023, with a grand ceremony held at Kololo Independence Grounds in Kampala. The event was a momentous occasion for the association, as it marked 100 years of empowering young girls and women through various programs aimed at building their confidence and leadership skills.
The celebration was attended by hundred of guides from all over the country, who showcased their talents and skills in music, dance, and drama performances. The event was also graced by Prime Minister RT. Hon. Robina Nabbanja on behalf of the President, who commended the association for its outstanding contribution to the development of young girls and women in the country.
Speaking at the event, President Museveni hailed the Girl Guides Association for its role in shaping the future of Uganda, noting that the organization had played a significant part in molding the country’s future leaders. He further emphasized the importance of educating and empowering young girls, noting that they are the backbone of the nation’s development.
The President also challenged the Girl Guides Association to continue its work of empowering young girls and women, particularly in the areas of skills development and leadership training. He pledged his government’s support for the association’s programs, noting that they were aligned with the country’s development goals.
The centenary celebration was a fitting tribute to the Girl Guides Association of Uganda, whose impact on the lives of young girls and women in the country cannot be overstated. The association’s commitment to empowering young women and building their confidence and leadership skills is a testament to its enduring legacy and contribution to the country’s development.