Siriba Primary School is on the refugee road and has grown rapidly to almost 1400 children. Next door, we have helped build a vocational training centre for older children which teaches carpentry, sewing, masonry and mechanics. Offering vital hope and encouragement to poor and vulnerable young people - many of them orphans - it helps lift them out of poverty. We need help to sustain and develop this important work. Can you please help us secure the next two years?
Uganda is a very poor country, and home to many vulnerable young people - many of the most needy have been orphaned and displaced. We have helped build a vocational training centre (VTC) comprising carpentry and tailoring workshops with a lockable store and classroom. Training of children started informally in August 2008 with 8 students in each of the two disciplines, and has now grown to 50.
As the skills training also includes basic literacy, numeracy and business skills, a nationally-recognised certificate and tool kit on graduation, it prepares these young people well for sustainable living in the outside world.
This training programme aims to help children out of dire poverty and towards a sustainable and better quality of life - it is vitally important to break the cycle of deprivation and give these vulnerable young people encouragement and hope.