Marion Apio

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Marion will be graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Communication at Makerere University. She has a passion for communication, girl-child empowerment, and social
transformation among young women in her country.
 
She is the C.E.O of Girls Alive Uganda, an initiative providing training in making reusable sanitary towels and support to girls in rural communities. The project meets the high rate of
menstrual-related absenteeism among the vulnerable girls who have no access to basic necessities like sanitary towels.
 
She is a Resolution Project Award Winner who is empowering girls to continue their education and transform their lives since for many girls, lack of sanitary materials means no school. She is also a transformative leader currently serving as a Resolution Fellow Council Member and a Baobab Ambassador to the Mastercard Foundation online community.
 
Marion is well-grounded in journalism and media work with practical experience as a Media Challenge Fellow in writing, reporting for tv and radio, fact-checking, and data journalism.
 
Currently, Marion works as a Data Communication Fellow at Policy Ltd, a feminine organization that uses data, research, and technology to transform service delivery to citizens across Africa.
 
She is a Peer Mentor to young people in her network and provides social support, motivation, career guidance, and life-skills for better social and mental wellbeing. Her career prospect is to become a successful social entrepreneur and health communicator helping to amplify young women’s voices for a better social life.

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