Skills Development Initiative : Tailoring

It has been widely accepted within the Post 2015 discourse that to impact poverty in future, it will be necessary to create conditions that can provide capabilities and an enabling environment that will ensure that people can take charge of their lives and lift themselves out of poverty. Read more

International Women’s Day 2015- Jobs for girls

This is an interesting year from the point of view of International Development. The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) will end in September this year and a new set of development goals will be unveiled following years of debate as to what the new goals should look like Read more

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. Read more

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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