Your support is giving a chance to 216 women who missed the opportunity to go to school as majority are formerly abducted child soldiers, victims of sexual terrorism and horrific violence and poverty, and are now recovering and rebuilding their lives. The project provides an 8 month literacy training, every year giving women the opportunity to acquire the skills necessary to improve livelihoods, build self esteem & empower women. It includes: employing trained instructors, supplies, child care, lunch all this achieved by your support.
"My greatest fear is no more, for long time I was scared to express my feelings but its no more after attending the Adult literacy learning, I can communicate better with my children and my family. I can chat better with my customer I feel confident when I meet with people to the extent I can look into their eyes leaning is the best tool to change our lives and I will do what takes to educate my children"
Mary- Client Gulu -Uganda
Mary is a 36 years a former abducted lady who escaped from LRA in 2005 back home with 3 lovely daughters who I don’t know their fathers because of the circumstances they went through while with LRA in the bush,
We thank you for your continued support that is changing lives of women in Gulu. We continue bank on your support and your donations to help us reach more women changing their lives and that of their families meaningfully. On this mother's Day kindly consider to give this project a donation as agift to all mothers in Gulu.
The project continued to provide basic adult literacy training and business skills to 150 women (widows and single mothers, former abducted girls), in Gulu District. Are currently participating into the program. Learners continues to attend classes twice every week, leaners also engage in practical agricultural practices of vegetable and animal husbandry for home consumption and selling to improve nutrition and their house hold income. All participants leant have learnt the basic reading and write their names.
Our goal is to continue to grow and expand this opportunity to more 150 women every year; To better serve our clients, we continues running 3 learning Centers in Gulu. This has made it easier for women to attend trainings and meetings Client Quote:-
“I can now travel to Kampala without no worries, I can now read signpost for directions and I can easily communicate in English atleast I can tell where I have come from and where Im going in English. I feel like Im born again”
Marry Learner- Gulu
We hope that you are curious and interested in our program. Understanding that we cannot continue this work without your support, our desire is that you will be inspired by our clients and our achievements and will continue support our efforts.
The Seed to change livelihood project continued to provides basic adult literacy training and business skills to women, in Gulu District. 93 women (widows and single mothers, former abducted girls) are currently participating into the program. Learners attended classes twice every week, leaners also engage in practical agricultural practices of fruit production and vegetable growing for home consumption and selling surplus improving nutrition and their house hold income. All participants leant how read and write their names.
Our goal is to continue to grow and expand this opportunity to more 150 women; we grow our program to reflect the needs of women in the community and the region. To better serve our clients, we are opened 1 new learning Centre in Acet where many of the clients live and work. This has made it easier for women to attend trainings and meetings Client Quote:-
“If I attended school at early age I think my life would be very different, I would have made quite different decisions because after learning I realized how important education is in influencing the decisions that we make on daily basis. I will give my daughters this opportunity before it’s too late”
Lilian- Client Gulu
The Seed to change livelihood project provides basic training in adult literacy, business skills, child parenting and nutrition to women at 2 learning centers in Bungatira Gulu District. The project was conducted for 9 month for 153 women (widows and single mothers, former abducted girls) who have been trained in basic adult literacy learning, business skills. Learners attended classes twice every week, leaners also engage in practical agricultural practices of fruit production and vegetable growing for home consumption and selling surplus improving nutrition and their house hold income. All participants leant how write their names, and they have formed a community group (Monpaco Women’s Association) this is a community support group for all alumni of Adult Literacy learning from the 2 centers, through this women are able to learn more about leadership, and will participate in community project monitoring.
This year, our goal is to continue to grow and expand this opportunity to more 150 women, we will grow our program to reflect the needs of women in the community and the region. To better serve our clients, we are opening one more learning Centre in Acet where many of the clients live and work. This will make it easier to attend trainings, meetings and ensure the level of support necessary for success.
Josephine is 32 years, a widow with 5 children she missed out the opportunity to go to school because her family in Gulu never valued educating girl children. She was married off at the age of 16 year and stayed with the husband until when he was abducted and killed by LRA rebels in 2005 leaving her with the responsibility to take care of her 5 children alone, Josephine sells food staff and vegetables in Lukome market. Client Quote:-
“It was so hard to accept and painful when you cannot read a signpost that is supposed to direct you, usually ending up in wrong direction because of illiteracy. This is no more since I joined the class 5 month now, Im an advocate for girl child education, because I was not in school I got married at 13 years and I know the complication that I have went through I wouldn’t want women to go through the same and this starts with education, This program is the most important intervention in our community’’……….Thank you
Josephine- Client Gulu
The Seed to Change Lives Project continues to provide basic training in adult literacy, business skills, child parenting and nutrition to women (widows, single mothers, and former abducted girls) in Gulu. Learners attend classes twice a week, and engage in practical agricultural practices. Our first enrollment has just ended with great improvement in learner’s lives. 104 women have participated and attended classes for eight month. and we are ready to start with with second enrollment thank you for making this happen.
“Learning has helped me to know about my enviroment I can read sign posts on road this makes me feel very happy and proud. Recently in our community meeting everyone was surprised to see me asking for a pen to write my name they used to see me using my finger print because of this I fill very special and believe I can do much for myself and the community, what started as a small training is changing our community this is real, a small project that gives us the power to manage our affairs what I have learnt will never go away, I will use it to better my life and my family”.
Thank you for the opportunity!
Alanyo Milly – Learner - Gulu
Together our project continues to be transformative and relevant, Teaching and transforming our community in meaningful and providing sustainable solutions to participates. We hope you will continue to support Vac-Net and the women we serve in northern Uganda.
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