Nearly four years ago now we set up a Sewing Room in the village of Ruhanga SW. Uganda to address the lack of skills and poverty amongst girls aged between 15-25 who are Not in Employment or Education (NEETS).
This age group forms part of the 78% statistic of Uganda’s population that is under 30 years of age. This age group has high incidences of unemployment as well as poverty. Some of the reasons for this are due to a lack of skills.
Since setting up the Sewing Workshop, we have trained over 35 girls and we have recently caught up with some of them.
Here are their stories;
Marion Kyomugisha – completed her training in 2019 and now has her own sewing machine. She specialises in T-shirts and children’s clothing.
We need your help
When we set out on this journey we didn’t know where it would lead us. Some questioned whether there was a need for that many seamstresses, tailors and dressmakers in the community.
Our view was that, not all the girls that attended our workshops would remain in the village and wherever they ended up, the girls would have a skill to take with them.
We would like to continue helping many more girls like these and we need your support to continue providing the workshops free of charge to the girls.
As we have highlighted through the stories above, access to skills provides a way of out poverty for girls in rural Uganda.
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