Skills for girls: Bicycle repair Initiative

In the last post I told you about a new initiative for girls to help them gain practical skills they can use to generate their own income. I caught up with the girls in Uganda last month. They were five weeks into the course and about to graduate.


My good friend Sally Church had learned about this initiative through twitter and sent me off to Uganda with some tools for the girls.



The girls are aged between 13-16 and word has got out in the village that they are doing a superb job and this has meant that they have started getting customers already.



Of all the initiatives that are under way in Ruhanga this excites me the most.

Ruhanga girls bike repair program

The girls and their Head teacher George Karamira. He is leading on this initiative and I am pleased to note his enthusiasm


Oh and I came away with a wish list, A PUMP for each of the girls. They are 15 in the group and sharing tools isn’t going to cut it. For just £4.99 we can make this come true.


To help us achieve this you can either purchase the pump at  Evans Cycle and send it to us at SUITE 114 WEY HOUSE 15 CHUCH STREET WEYBRIDGE SURREY KT13 8NA  or make a donation here and we will buy the pumps

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One Response to “Skills for girls: Bicycle repair Initiative”

  1. Skills for adolescent girls in Ruhanga SW Uganda Says:

    […] Notes: the girls’ bicycle initiative is part of the community regeneration initiatives by the charity LET THEM HELP THEMSELVES OUT OF POVERTY […]

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