Marion Apio


Marion Apio





Marion Apio has always had a desire to help young people and one of the ways she could do it was by providing sanitary towels, an essential tool for the girl child education. Marion Apio hails from Tororo District in the Eastern Region of Uganda. She is the C. E. O of Girls Alive Uganda (GAUP), a youth-led project that aims at making and distributing reusable sanitary towels to the vulnerable girls in her community. She is a Mastercard Foundation Scholar at Makerere University, studying a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Communication. She recently interned at Arizona State University where she worked with a culturally diverse team to improve the Baobab platform – an online platform for all Mastercard Foundation Scholars. Her dream is to become a Communication Specialist, where she will use her voice to advocate for vulnerable girls in and out of school. Her strength lies in Public Speaking, Leadership, and Design Thinking. As a peer Educator, she has visited different schools educating fellow youth on issues related to Sexual and Reproductive Health. She is also a peer mentor, where she mentors fellow Scholars in both social and academic issues. She has previously volunteered with Makerere University Public Relations Office where she acquired writing, analytical, and communication skills.