Photo Essay: skills training centre

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Employment for locals And the floor is nearly there too Sharing skills The day the MP called in

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Skills for adolescent girls in Ruhanga SW Uganda: Part 2

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In december 2013 I told you about an initiative for adolescent girls in Ruhanga SW Uganda . I am revisiting this issue because of its importance and the contents of a report by the U.S. Agency for International Development  on the condition of Uganda’s Youth. According to this report 78% of Ugandans are under the age of 30 […]

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Constructing the bike repair workshop

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There are some worrying statistics about job prospects for young people in Africa. Here are some from the latest report on jobs by the European Centre for Development Policy Management Unemployment in Sub Saharan Africa is 7.6% Youth unemployment in SSA is 11.7% Half of the unemployed youth in african countries are young women Africa’s […]

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Bridging the gap for African Women in Business : Access to jobs

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According to the International Labour Organisation (ILO) “Development happens through jobs” and that work provides a way out for the poor, jobs contribute to economic growth and are necessary for sustainable prosperity, inclusion as well as social cohesion[1]. The ILO cautions that “the challenge of job creation will remain well beyond 2015” however that a […]

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Doors to the community health centre are finally open

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  I was in Ruhanga at the back end of Feb 2013 and caught up with the team working on the community health centre and they sent me updates on progress during the summer   Denis and his team continued to work towards the finishing line and just as they thought the end was in […]

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International Day of the Girl: Agnes

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Today is International Day of the Girl, it is therefore an ideal time to bring you an update on how the girls at Team College Ruhanga SW Uganda are getting on at the bike repair initiative.   Agnes is new at Team College and sent us this letter I would like to express my gratitude […]

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Classrooms and the Boys toilet hit by floods

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  News has reached us from Ruhanga that several of the classrooms have been flooded following heavy rain. As you can imagine this is devastating news especially as the new term had just got underway. Our challenge now is to ensure the children don’t miss classes and that this never happens again. This will involve […]

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Nick and Harriet’s 900 Mile Bike Ride

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Nick and Harriet set off from Hastoe’s offices in Hamptonwick near Kingston upon Thames yesterday. Ann was there to see them off Staff at Hastoe Housing Association give Nick and Harriet a superb send off. The red ribbon is cut and off they go Nick and Harriet set off along the river Thames. I can’t […]

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Nick Lear, 70, and his wife, Harriet, 73 embark on 900-mile charity bike ride

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    Next week, former Hastoe board member, Nick Lear, 70, and his wife, Harriet, 73, are setting off on a 21-day, 900-mile bike ride to raise money for charity. On the bike ride, ‘Riding for Ruhanga’, Nick and Harriet will tour around 60 Hastoe housing developments, visiting residents and staff in various areas around […]

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Community Medical Centre Update- Photo Essay

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Back in February I was in Ruhanga and this what the community medical centre looked like. A few months on and I am amazed by the amount of work that has gone in And here is a video clip from my visit As you can there was an awful lot of work to do A […]

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