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Secondary School for Teenage Moms

How AViD started

A decade ago, Rehemah, a teenager with a refreshingly vibrant outlook on life founded Avid (then known as Girlbe). At the time, motivated by her deep childhood emotional fractures, she was determined to support children in low income communities to figure out a way to solve their challenges by providing safe spaces in communities, mentorship and scholarships. Over time, she has been supported by numerous individuals to enable her vision of a society full of self sufficient individuals to  become a reality. She now works alongside her friend Mubuya Dennis a professional footballer and a farmer both in practice and at heart.



As a child, Dennis endeavored to study and was always among the top students even though he never had the opportunity to complete his education at Makerere University. His failure to complete his education due to lack of school fees developed empathy in him for children who had no access to education at all. He believes in the impact of education in society and is passionate about making it accessible to all children in Uganda especially for those with the most pressing need. He supports the vision of Avid as Executive Director, a responsibility he takes seriously in leading his team into actionable steps for measurable impact in the life of children in rural Uganda.