Mary T Finnegan – Uganda
03 Mar 2015

Mary T Finnegan – Uganda

Research Trainer and Co-ordinator  

03 Mar 2015

FORT PORTAL TOWN (8)

Research Trainer and Co-ordinator

 

Mary T Finnegan is deployed at Bishop Magambo Counselling Training Institute (BMCTI) in Fort Portal, Uganda since December 2014 as their research trainer and co-coordinator.  BMCTI offers a series of counselling courses from certificate to masters level.  It also provides counselling services to the people of Rwenzori region and delivers short targeted training interventions in the community such as domestic violence and teenage girl training.  The Rwenzori region is situated in the South West of Uganda  and experiences a multiplicity of social problems such as high unemployment  -up to 80% of its youth , the highest rate of AIDS/HIV in Uganda, high school drop out rates particularly amongst young girls, teenage pregnancy, polygamy,  alcohol abuse,  witchcraft , to name just some.    Mary T Finnegan spent 30 years in An Garda Siochana prior to taking up this assignment.

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