Training to lift young Ugandans out of poverty

Jul 15, 2011

Update following my Visit

The Vocational Training Centre at Siriba made a good start in 2009/10.  There was a strong beginning with seven tutors and twenty five students each in carpentry and tailoring.  However in late 2010 the unit ran into to difficulties over tutors pay and had to temporarily close. 

The VTC has now restarted under the leadership of a new Director/Head Teacher. 

One new tutor for carpentry and one for tailoring have now been appointed and students are now beginning to sign on again for courses.  Hands Around The World has also been able to obtain some funds for 2011/12 to put the VTC on a sound financial footing  This will help until the VTC itself can find effective ways of being self-funding.  The new Director has been in touch with local officials of the Ugandan Government’s Department of Education and Sports to get the unit registered and approved.  If and when this happens the VTC will, hopefully, be able to secure at least some funds from that source.

Fortunately HATW has also now been given funds to drill the much-needed borehole, for which we are most grateful.


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David Steiner

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Monmouth, Monmouthshire United Kingdom

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