Edith Tendo

Edith

Co-fellow

Rebekah

Rebekah Thayer

Placement Country: Uganda
Title: Program Officer
Partner: Days for Girls
I desire to be part of the global, movement making sacrifices and taking up challenging riles in making health equity a reality. In this way the future generations will thrive.

Edith Tendo is from Luwero, Uganda. She holds a Bachelor of Social Sciences with a major in political science and a minor in social administration and master’s degree in human rights from Makerere University. Edith’s graduate research focused on the right to health for expectant mothers and the role of Traditional Birth Attendants (TBAs). Edith has trained with the International Labour Organization in Start and Improve Your Business (SIYB) tools and provides business development services, especially to youth collectives. In 2011, she founded YETU Youth Fund, an organization that fosters financial inclusion for rural youth. Since 2009, Edith has managed various projects in maternal and child health, reproductive health and HIV/AIDs. Most recently she has been the project coordinator for USAID/PATH Advocacy for Better Health in Mpigi District. In her free time, she participates in praise and worship ministries and builds partnerships for YETU Youth Fund.