Walter's Changemaking Journey




Walter Okwir is a 24-year-old changemaker from Uganda. He is passionate about Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights & Gender Equality. He started an initiative in his community in Kayunga district in central Uganda to train adolescent girls and young women on how to make reusable sanitary towels. He hopes to expand his initiative to other local communities through an organization he founded called 'Youth Inclusion and Empowerment Network.'






Behind The Scenes


The making of this Changemaker Docuseries was all about connecting with Walter and his community to better understand his changemaking journey and to document the impact that his project has on the people around him. Through Sub-Saharan Africa's Regional Manager, Aziz Tworo, Peace First was able to visit Walter in his community and to create lasting memories of the transformative work he is leading.


Aziz posing with children

Aziz Tworo and Walter posing with the children who are part of Walter's 'Menstrual Hygiene' project.


Aziz posing with the teacher
Aziz Tworo, Regional Manager of the Sub-Saharan Africa Region at Peace First , getting feedback from a teacher about Walter's project.