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Over 400 Out-school Girls in Mukono district get Skills, Business start-up kits after Covid-19

An event to Release a group of girls who have spent the last 2 years in Mukono district – Uganda, receiving training and skills development. The girls who had acquired different life skills, such as bakery, tailoring, hairstyling, etc., received various startup kits during the event to enhance their capital needs.

The beneficiaries together with their parents/guardians were appreciative of the efforts of all the partners, district /sub-county fraternity and donors for the financial and moral support that enabled them to be trained with skills geared towards empowering them economically and grooming them to face the future. They were able to showcase some of the products they made including; bags, clothing, and various bakery products among others.

District dignitaries who graced the occasion included the Senior community development officer, Chairperson LC5, and the Deputy Resident District Commissioner all of whom encouraged the trainees to work hard to change their lives and that of their families.

The guest of honor Fatumah Ndisaba (Resident District Commissioner – Mukono) in her speech appreciated APPCO and its partners for the great work the organization is doing in the community and for committing resources to support such a group of vulnerable youth. She encouraged APPCO and its implementing partners to always knock at her office when in need of support and linkages for the sustainability of the project. She called on the girls to utilize the skills acquired for their benefit and promised to support them in accessing any development funding including Emyoga that the district receives to support hard-working and organized youth.

“You need to be relevant and build businesses that will be helpful and supportive to you especially those with ambitions of furthering their education . . . educating a woman means educating a nation.
Fatumah Ndisaba
RDC - Mukono District