Availability of Jobs and an update on that skills centre

I use the word “excited’ a lot in my posts here but if you are a regular here of have visited our project in Ruhanga, you will understand why.

The source of my excitement this time is progress that has been made at the Skills Centre. You will recall that back in July our friends at Hastoe Housing Association called in armed with buckets of paint.

 

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Well after they left, our in house carpenter got to work, he put up a few shelves, made benches and tables. Two weeks ago, the centre opened for business so to say. The sewing machines that were in storage  now have a new home and can be put to use. As I write, interviews are under way for teacher that will deliver the sewing classes.

Did I say I am excited about this?

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The sewing room will also double as a clothing shop and as you can see it has already attracted its first customers

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And with all the anticipated activity at the centre it has been necessary to build toilets for girls

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All the work is undertaken by men from the village and this contributes to the local economy and availability of jbos in the village, Did I say I was excited? Job are hard to come by in this part of Uganda and therefore being able to contribute to job creation in the village is something to be excited about

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And they do a fab job. I am always surprised at how fast they work too.

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I can’t wait to see the end results. Thank you for your continued support. We really can’t do this without you.

2 thoughts on “Availability of Jobs and an update on that skills centre

  • December 13, 2014 at 4:36 pm
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    Dear Ida,

    This is very interesting. Thanks for the good work you are doing and the fundraising drives that you do that side. Last month, I got a chance to visit this center and all other projects attached thereto and I must say, I was so impressed by the progress that was already made. Me and Ann had a good time, shared ideas and I hope to be there in January (unless otherwise!). I have, of late. put my mind on a task to think of how best we can kick start the skills Centre. So far I was thinking that we would name it “Ruhanga Skilling Centre”, put up announcenments in all local churches in and around Ruhanga calling for students and also put up a post besides the road for purposes of raising awareness.in the community.

    FYI: My contract at this organisation is ending this December (2014) Looking forward to a more ideas as the centre kick starts! Happy Festive season!

    Yours sincerely,
    Alex

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