Mar 7, 2017

Vocational School Setup-March 2017

Slyvia in Yellow working on a community lad
Slyvia in Yellow working on a community lad

PROJECT LOCATION

JJEZA TOWN, MPIGI DISTRICT ALONG MITYANA ROAD

 

PROJECT INFORMATION

1.1              Overview of the project and its objectives (In half a page summarize what the project is about and provide the overall goal of the project and its specific objectives)

The project aims to reduce the unemployment rate among the youth and increasing the number of youth joining vocational schools rather than Degree course that have no ready jobs.

Objective

The Project Goals and Objectives is to reduce vulnerability and dependency among the young people by 20% in 5 Districts of Central Uganda (Kampala, Mpigi, Wakiso, Mityana and Mubende) our objectives are:

1. To mobilize and sensitize over 12,000 youth in the Districts of Central Uganda 

2. To advocate and mainstream vocational training skills with other trainings.

3. To reduce the problem of unemployment by 10% of the youth by training them in Vocational skills.

4. To provide 40% of Counseling

 Activities that have taken place:

  1. Completion of the classroom block, kitchen and Toilet. See photos below
  1. Registration of students in some trades like Fashion and Design (2), Hair dressing and cosmetology (7).
  2. Recruitment of staff (4 instructors, wardens, cook and an Administrator)
  3. Instruction in trades of Hair Dressing and Cosmetology, Fashion and Design and Computer training
  4. The Computer Training department has been equipped with 6 computers
  5. The Hair Dressing and Cosmetology classroom has been equipped with most of the needed items
  6. The Fashion and Design Department has been equipped

 Our Impact

  • Employment generation, poverty alleviation and behavioral change: 

With the establishment of the school, some youth that were unemployed benefited from the school already. We managed to provide work to many of them during the construction. Jimmy  24 years old was one of those that benefited by working at the construction site.

Jimmy said that to be employed for 3 consecutive months in casual work is something un heard of these days especially when you’re in a rural area like Jezza where you are paid all your money. Getting work at the construction site was a great opportunity for me says Jimmy. I was working as both a helper and bringing water for the builders, the funds they paid to me helped me so much to cater for my family. I was able to feed them and also pay my monthly house rent. He was also happy for setting up the school in Jezza because he says that many youths who failed to continue with education because of various reasons will get a chance to have a skill. I would like to thank you for making a great investment in Jjeza Community. God bless you so much

 Skills building

Already 8 youths have started benefiting in the skills and they are so excited that they are learning a lot. Sylvia below is busy working on a community member who came to be practiced on.

  Clayan a Fashion Design and Tailoring student

He spent a year in a different vocational school to learn tailoring but he left when they had never given them a chance to practice on a tailoring machine. At Cogswell school of Beauty, ART and Design, Clayan in just one week, has learnt to make Aprons and he is now busy making all Aprons needed at the Vocational school for Tailoring and Design and Hairdressing and Cosmetology.  If our donors did not support this school, youths like Clayan would miss out on their dreams of becoming the best Fashion Designer in their communities.  We are so grateful for this support and may God bless you so much.

Partnership with our community

One of the Cogswell school of Beauty, Art and Design value is partnership with our community. In this Employees and students of the school are encouraged to participate in neighborhood and community events. We will routinely donate resources to several community groups. This month, as it is the International women’s day, the hair dressing and cosmetology students and teachers decided to support around 8 women in the community by working on their hair without any cost. The women when they were cold upon, the could not believe it because many of them had struggled financially and could not take care of their hair. Below are some of the stories of the women that were worked on.

Robinnah a resident of Jjezza Community,

“The students came at my home asking and welcoming us for the free hair plaiting. I was very happy because it’s amazing to find that they were going to work on my hair for free. However, I feared that maybe they might charge me at the end.  It is very wonderful to find I had my hair worked on free of charge. I liked the students’ good behavior and the way they worked on me, I really appreciate. The instructors are also good because they would advise the students whenever they could go astray so I like the place for sure.  Thank you for your volunteering and I wish you well in your work.”

 Stella a resident of Jjeza A Community,

I am very happy for visiting your vocation school.  I was hoping to plait my hair next week but I had my neighbors telling me that tomorrow there will be free hair plaiting at the vocation, I was very happy and decided to come. Thank you very much for your service as I saved some money and now I look very good. I thank the student who worked on me, she was very good and she made it well. I will also tell the rest of village people who would like to come for their training, telling them on what the vocational school real does.

Future plan

  • Fully equipping the Departments available such that all training materials and kits are available.
  • Awareness creation of the vocational center in the Districts of Wakiso, Mpigi and Mityana.
  • Introduction of other trades like baking and cookery, Capentry and Joinery  etc.
  • Introduction of tailor made programs like the weekend and evening programs targeting corporate workers
Hair dressing and Cosmotology students learning
Hair dressing and Cosmotology students learning
Clayan with his teacher  making an Apron
Clayan with his teacher making an Apron
Students in the computer lab
Students in the computer lab
Studnets worked on Ms. Nambowa Ruth Bulyaba's hair
Studnets worked on Ms. Nambowa Ruth Bulyaba's hair
Jimmy a casual laborer who worked at the school
Jimmy a casual laborer who worked at the school

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Dec 7, 2016

SUSTAINABLE SKILLS AND EMPOWERMENT FOR THE YOUTH-

ANOTHER HOPE CHILDREN’S MINISTRY

 

PROJECT REPORT

PROGRAMME/DEPARTMENT:  PROJECTS

 

PROJECTS IMPLEMENTED: SUSTAINABLE SKILLS AND EMPOWERMENT FOR THE YOUTH

 MONTHLY REPORT FOR:  NOVEMBER 2016

 PERSON SUBMITTING THE REPORT:

 NAME: KIBIRIGE TIMOTHY

 POSITION: ASSISTANT PROJECTS CORDINATOR

 EMAIL ADDRESS: tkibirige@anotherhope.org

 SUBMITTED TO: SUPERVISOR MR. KASOZI DANIEL.

EMAIL: dkasozi@anotherhope.org and adminaccount@anotherhope.org

 

 DATE OF SUBMISSION: 26TH NOVEMBER 2016

 

 PROJECT LOCATION

JJEZA TOWN, MPIGI DISTRICT ALONG MITYANA ROAD

  

PROJECT INFORMATION

       Overview of the project and its objectives 

The project aims to reduce the unemployment rate among the youth and increasing the number of youth joining vocational schools rather than Degree course that have no ready jobs.

Objective

The Project Goals and Objectives is to reduce vulnerability and dependency among the young people by 20% in 5 Districts of Central Uganda (Kampala, Mpigi, Wakiso, Mityana and Mubende) our objectives are:

1. To mobilize and sensitize over 12,000 youth in the Districts of Central Uganda 

2. To advocate and mainstream vocational training skills with other trainings.

3. To reduce the problem of unemployment by 10% of the youth by training them in Vocational skills.

4. To provide 40% of Counseling

 Activities that have taken place:

  • Roofing of the renovated four classroom block. See photos below
  • Purchase of  some of the training items needed such as hair driers, tailoring machines among other.
  • The District Education Officer of Mpigi District was met and meeting held where he advised on the procedures for registration of the school. We are so grateful for the cooperation the District officials have exhibited, they mentioned that this project was long overdue and it is very much needed to help the youth in the 5 Districts of central Uganda
  •  Forms for the registration processes have been acquired
  • Identifying potential beneficiaries

OWAYESU MONICA RESCUED FROM A FORCEFUL MARRAIGE

It is so sad when you see children suffering and the suffering continues even when they are adults. As we were enrolling children to join the vocational school, we came across a young lady Monica whose story was so sad. Monica’s uncle when we told him that Monica has been selected to be one of the beneficiaries, he just sobbed in tears and said “Thanks for saving my sister’s child, she was about to be married off to an old man who is over 50 years because my sister could not afford school fees which led Monica to drop out of school when she was 15”. This was so touching knowing that the sustainable skills for the youth came at a right time to save Monica from the forceful marriage that when we talked to her she never wanted it.

Who could have saved Monica if it was not for the generous support of our friends Come febraury 2017, Monica will be training to be a hair dresser, a course she really cherishes in. Thanks so much for saving lives of these youth and we are so grateful for the great change we are yet to see in a few months

 Future plan

  • Finish the Renovations
  • Working on the work plans
  • Setting up the training rooms
  • Fundraising more
  • Awareness campaign of the vocational center in the Districts of Wakiso, Mpigi and Mityana
  • Vocational Assessment study in the sub-county where the District is located

Links:

Sep 12, 2016

Project Progress Report-September

Activities that have taken place: 

  • Brick laying to the beam level
  • • Roofing of the renovated four classroom block. See photos below 
  • Market Prices of the relevant requirements for the various vocational skills that will be trained such as Hair dressing Course, IT, Tailoring and Design among other. 
  • Starting on the Registration process of the Vocational school
  •  Identifying potential beneficiaries

Story of Joyce and Celina

On 11th June 2016, sisters Nabukera Joyce (16 years) and Nakasolya Celina (9 years) were referred to us by the Child and Family Protection Unit officer at Nansana Police Station after they were rescued from a situation of aggravated child labour. The girls were working at the home of one Swaibu as house maids. They were engaged in house cleaning, washing clothes and taking care of his home. Swaibu was taken into Police custody as efforts to trace for the children’s parents were underway. When the AHCM Social Worker talked to the children, he found out that they knew their home but they did not want to go back because they would not be able to attend school as well as have regular meals. They preferred staying with an Aunt despite the fact that they would not go to school but were sure they would have meals regularly. When Joyce learnt about the vocational school opportunity for her to be able to gain a skill, she was so happy and overwhelmed. She said in her own words, now I have hope to a skill that will change my life and that of my family. Joyce looks at gaining the skill so that she can help her HIV Positive mum and another sibling. Supporting the sustainable Skills for the Youth project is going to help Joyce and many younger girls and boys rescued out of child labour. They will gain a skill that will help them have gainful work. You can also tell a friend to support this project. You can help make a change in the lives of these girls

Future plan

  •  Continue with renovation of the school
  • Closing up the renovated classroom block with windows and doors
  •  Work on the full construction plan of the vocational school 
  • Fundraising more • Working on the work plans • Setting up the training rooms
  •  Awareness of the vocatonal center in the Districts of Wakiso, Mpigi and Mityana
 
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