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Empower Child Domestic Workers Through Education

by Platform for Labour Action (PLA)
Empower Child Domestic Workers Through Education
Empower Child Domestic Workers Through Education
Empower Child Domestic Workers Through Education
Empower Child Domestic Workers Through Education
Empower Child Domestic Workers Through Education
Empower Child Domestic Workers Through Education
Empower Child Domestic Workers Through Education
Empower Child Domestic Workers Through Education
Empower Child Domestic Workers Through Education
Empower Child Domestic Workers Through Education
Empower Child Domestic Workers Through Education
Empower Child Domestic Workers Through Education
Empower Child Domestic Workers Through Education
Empower Child Domestic Workers Through Education
Empower Child Domestic Workers Through Education
Empower Child Domestic Workers Through Education
Empower Child Domestic Workers Through Education
Empower Child Domestic Workers Through Education
Empower Child Domestic Workers Through Education
Empower Child Domestic Workers Through Education
Empower Child Domestic Workers Through Education
Empower Child Domestic Workers Through Education

NYANGOMA

Nyangoma is a 22 year old former domestic worker in Kifumbira slum Kamwokya. I come from a small village in Kyirandongo, my father passed away when I was five years old and my mother, a subsistence farmer paid for my education until P.7 when she could nolonger afford. I relocated to Kamwokya where I stay with my sister. She found me a job as a domestic worker where I worked for 4 months without pay. I decided to quit and since surviving in Kampala was hard, I moved back to the village. In 2016, the LC1 chairman informed me that an organization known as PLA was registering young people that wanted to acquire vocational skills. I registered and enrolled at KVTC where I studied tailoring for 6 months. My life has since then changed. I am currently a trainer at the sustainable Youth Development Foundation Mpelerwe where I am training four people in tailoring earning 100000 shillings per month. I can now afford to feed myself, get descent clothing as well as save 20,000 shillings per month. In the future, I hope to acquire my own sewing machine and become self employed. My sincere thanks to PLA for granting me this opportunity and I hope it does not stop with me because there are many young people out there that can use these skills to change their lives.


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“PLA VOCATIONAL TRAINING EMPOWERS BENEFICIARY TO START UP A SALOON”

Orishaba, a 22 year old female from Nansana Ganda was studying secretarial studies at Somero Uganda before enrolling at Nile Vocational Institute in Jinja in 2017 where she studied hairdressing for a period of six months. During this period she was trained in hair braiding, weaving, styling. After the six month course, she was trained in financial literacy and entrepreneurship at Kyebando Vocational Training Institute. At the time of her graduation, she was able to plait a number of hairstyles including pencil, weaves and dreadlocks.  After graduation, she was placed for internship at Sustainable Youth Development Mpelerwe for a period of 3 months with the help of Platform for Labour Action. During this period, she was able to perfect her skills in plaiting and hair styling. At the end of the internship period, she was retained and trained students in hair dressing at a monthly salary of 100,000 shillings. In March 2018, Orishaba  partnered with her friend and started up Alpha and Omega Beauty Saloon in Ganda Nansana which offers a range of hair dressing services. She is able to save up 10,000 shillings every day. She is able to pay rent, buy basic needs and look after her child. She is very grateful to PLA for giving her the opportunity to gain a skill that she has been able to use to uplift her standard of living.


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    MUSENERO’S CASE STORY.

Musenoro is a 19 year old hair dresser working at a saloon in Kafunda, Sub County in Wakiso district. On a good day Musenero makes between 6000 Uganda shillings – 8000/= a day depending on the clients that come in at the saloon.

She is very grateful to PLA for the great work that they did by enrolling her in school because her life completely changed, she shared with us that now I cannot go hungry, i pay for my rent and that of my brother and also save 1000/= per day in a saving group and I agreed to get her money when it accumulates.  Musenoro plans on starting her own saloon after her savings accumulate and she believes that she can start small with the capital of 400,000shs.

Before Musenero was enrolled at Nile vocational Institute by PLA she was doing domestic work at home and also washing clothes for neighbors to earn a living. She used to stay with her father in Kawempe since the father separated with mother, however the mother also does not have a constant source of income; she is a substance farmer in the village.

Musenero’s father had many children so he could hardly meet any of his children’s basic needs that’s why she dropped out of school in her primary seven (P.7) without completing it. So during mapping in Kawempe PLA identified her and later enrolled her in school at Nile vocational Institute in Ntinda for six  months and later took her for internship in Ntinda for more two months.


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Musenoro is a 19 year old hair dresser working at a saloon in Kafunda, Sub County in Wakiso district.

On a good day Musenero makes between 6000 Uganda shillings – 8000/= a day depending on the clients that come in at the saloon. She is very grateful to PLA for the great work that they did by enrolling her in school because her life completely changed, she shared with us that now i cannot go hungry, I pay for my rent and that of my brother and also save 1000/= per day in a saving group and I agreed to get her money when it accumulates.

 

Musenoro plans on starting her own saloon after her savings accumulate and she believes that she can start small with the capital of 400,000shs.

Before Musenero was enrolled at Nile vocational Institute by PLA she was doing domestic work at home and also washing clothes for neighbors to earn a living.

She used to stay with her father in Kawempe since the father separated with mother however the mother also does not have a constant source of income; she is a substance farmer in the village. Musenero’s father had many children so he could hardly meet any of his children’s basic needs that’s why Musenero dropped out of school in her primary 7 without completing it.

So during mapping in Kawempe PLA identified her and later enrolled her in school at Nile vocational Institute in Ntinda for 6 months and later took her for internship in Ntinda for more two months


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Mirembe Case story  

Mirembe is an 18 year old girl   who used to work as a domestic worker in Kawempe. Mirembe dropped out of school in the year 2016 after seating for her primary leaving exams because her parents who are peasant farmers could not afford to further her studies in secondary school. Since she was not in school her brother asked for permission from her parents to bring her to Kampala so that he takes her to vocational school, unfortunately the brother lost his job and could not afford to take her to school as he had promised. So Mirembe resorted to doing domestic work for the brother and some of the neighbors. It’s from there that PLA identified her during a mapping process and enrolled her in school at Nile Vocational institute Jinja for 6 months where she got skills in hairdressing.

After the 6 months training Mirembe was later enrolled for internship for 3 months at a saloon where she continued to get more skills in hairdressing. She is currently working at a saloon in Bombo where she earns 30,000shs on weekly basis and more on a good day. Her dream is to open up her own saloon and she is working tirelessly towards achieving her dream. She has so far saved over 500,000shs, though she needs to save 3 million shillings in order to purchase all the items she needs to open up her own saloon.

Mirembe is very grateful the opportunity that was given to her by PLA and global giving because if it wasn’t for them she would still be stuck working as a domestic worker.

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Location: Kampala, Uganda - Uganda
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