Art and craft play a big role in education because students become like themselves instead of more like everyone else. Utilizing multiple skills can allow a person to pursue more than one passion or interest because we don’t have to limit ourselves to one type of job or stay in the confines of our vocational training majors. With an aim of meeting the objective of equipping the young women with basic manual skills, art and craft was introduced at Cogswell School of Beauty Art and Design and the young women on the skilling program majoring in different courses like such as Tailoring and Fashion Design, Hair Dressing and Cosmetology and Early Childhood Development have been engaged to impart more skills in them. Items like doormats are made out of threads and old clothes and trash cans made out of newspapers and we are glad that young women have learned an extra skill in addition to their main course of study at the school. This has been of great benefit to them. They have become more creative and innovative, it has boosted their self-esteem and they are now more open to become entrepreneurs, not job seekers. Some of the young women have discovered talents in areas they didn’t know they were capable of and have got more hope because of the skills that they are acquiring.
The beneficiary is a young woman of 19 years a resident of Bujuuko - Bulamazi village and she stays with her mother. She stopped attending school in 2018 after she was done with her senior three and this was because her mother ran short of funds to meet her school dues and other requirements. She started selling snacks by the roadside and this was to help her earn some money to save and go back to school. When she got to know about the opportunity Another Hope Children’s Ministries had availed for skilling young women, she immediately applied and enrolled early this year 2019 to pursue a course in Tailoring and Fashion Design. She is so happy about the skills she has acquired in her course, in addition, the Art and Craft skills. She believes the art and craft skills she has learned like making beads, necklaces and trash cans out of newspapers will help her start up her own business and earn income
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