KAMPALA – Despite Quinn Abenakyo’s reign coming to an end in a glamorous event that happened at Sheraton Kampala Hotel that also saw Miss World in attendance, the former beauty queen still executes her duties like normal.
Last year in November, the former Miss World Africa Quiin Abenakyo officially launched her foundation, in a bid to fight teenage pregnancies and child marriages. Dubbed Quiin Abenakyo Foundation (QAF), the organization was launched at an event attended by the President of Uganda Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, the speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga, Nabagereka Sylvia Nagginda, other dignitaries and development partners.
Just when people thought it was the end of the Quinn after handing over her crown, turns out they were mistaken because the Miss World Africa 2018 isn’t done yet. The beauty queen is still engaged in a number of projects, including the 16 Days of Activism and The International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.
The latter is a strategy by individuals and organizations around the world to call for the prevention and elimination of violence against women and girls.
On Friday, The QAF which also celebrated its first anniversary held a medical camp at the open field of Kanyogoga zone where it provided free medical checkup as well as personal safety and self-defence classes for women and girls.
At the event, Abenakyo said people always wonder why she concentrates on people in Kampala and she shared that Kampala is the go to place for all the children that run from the various districts.
“Imagine if a child runs from Busoga in search of a job, where would they end up, of course it would be the slums of Kampala. I believe so many people in Kampala have been forgotten yet they need help. That’s why today I chose Kanyogoga,” she explained.
The event that attracted over 100 women and girls was done in partnership with Uganda Cares, Gals Forum International and Fitclique Africa.
The 16 Days of Activism is an annual campaign that runs from 25th November 2020, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against women, and runs until 10 December, Human Rights Day.
It is used as an organizing strategy by individuals and organizations around the world to call for the prevention and elimination of violence against women and girls.
Officially launched by H.E Yoweri K Museveni at Sheraton Hotel Kampala, the Quiin Abenakyo Foundation (QAF) is a Nonprofit Organization that focuses on addressing issues on Child Marriages and Teenage Pregnancy through providing holistic interventions that strive to meet the needs of vulnerable adolescent girls especially those from poor rural areas and disadvantaged group settings through Advocacy, education and skilling, Sexual Reproductive Health Rights, Community Mobilization and Sensitization.