Vice Chancellor Victoria University Dr. Krishna N. Sharma handing a dummy cheque to Nile Girls Forum founder Mary Peace Pimer,
Many times when we complete university and graduate, we hit the employment lanes. It is a sad story for many who have struggled or worse failed to land an employment opportunity.
But for Mary Peace Pimer, a Bachelor of Procurement and Logistics graduate from Victoria University, life after university has been dedicated to creating hope for hopeless young girls in West Nile and the greater Northern Uganda through her Nile Girls Forum, an NGO that focuses on transforming lives of unfortunate girls in the region.
And ahead of her launch and fundraising dinner, the university that made her has not forgotten her. Victoria University on Tuesday offered Shs1m to help plan and execute the fundraising dinner at Speke Resort Munyonyo on 25 May, 2019. Ms Pimer says proceeds from the launch will help the organization activities and set up a girl’s centre where they acquire life’s skills in one place.
I felt that if I could give them hands on skills, it would help them to be self-sustainable,” a jovial Pimer told journalists at Victoria University during the handover of the cash support. He focus and that of Nile Girls Forum, the NGO she founded, is positively impact on the lives of the girls in the region so that they can basic needs like reusable sanitary pads, scholastic material, prevention of defilement and maternal care to child mothers.
The Vice Chancellor of Victoria University Dr. Krishna N. Sharma said by giving her the financial support, the university wanted to show her support, love and appreciation. “She felt that there is need to empower women that is why she chose to take care of certain aspects for example women health, education, child marriage and domestic violence. So I think she has her own mission inspired by her own experiences.”