Skills Development in Rural Uganda

I can’t believe it is June already.

Alex and the rest of the team have been busy at the Skills Development Centre in Ruhanga and this post is to provide you with an update

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The Skills Development Centre draws participants from two local primary schools as well as a  secondary school.

During the first three months, participants were allocated a space in either the tailoring or the computing workshop.

At the end of the first three months, the workshop facilitators solicited views from the participants with a view to get a clearer understanding as to what it is they got out of the workshops as well as what could be improved in the second semester.

Alex and his team report general satisfaction with respect to delivery and knowledge gained from the workshops. 

Sewing Workshop

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Tailoring workshop

The sewing instructor guiding participants during sewing workshop.

This workshop attracts more participants than the Computing workshops. The main reason participants are attracted to this workshop is because most are unlikely  to progress to higher education. Tailoring skills provide them the best opportunity to earn an income once they drop out of  the formal education.

A tailor makes an average of 20,000 Ugandan Shillings or £4.27   a day in Uganda. In a country where some live on less than £1 a day this is a good wage

Skills development in rural Uganda
Tailoring workshops – Ruhanga

Menstrual Hygiene Day

Menstrual Hygiene day
Homemade sanitary towels

On Thursday 28 May 2015 the world celebrated the second Menstrual Hygiene Day. Through the Skills Development Initiative girls are taught how to make sanitary towels as part of our Menstrual Hygiene programme.  I will provide feedback on the impact of this particular programme on girls in due course

Support

We have made a lot of progress and with you help we can do a lot more. To donate to this initiative please visit our Virgin page

http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fund/skills4girls

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