Uganda: Empowering Orphans to Become Entrepreneurs

Sep 30, 2013


It is hard to believe that on 18th September, 2013 all roads led to Kagamba Sub County to witness the graduation ceremony of 135(M-86, F-49)  youths from the Kagamba  Mobile Farm School of Kitovu Mobile. The Function was presided over by Prince Kaboyo David the Resident District Commissioner Rakai District on top of other distinguished guests who included the Chairperson L.C V Mr. Robert Mugabi, District Agriculture Officer Mr. Lubega Yusuf, Chairperson District farmers’ Forum Mr. Ssendagi John, and District Development officer Mr.  Bagarukayo Alex, District Sec for Education Hon Harriet Namayengo.

The Chief Guest prince Kaboyo David thanked Kitovu Mobile AIDS organization for their initiative towards community development. He thanked the organization for its dedication to its work since it dealt with issues which the government itself did not do. He extended sincere gratitude to Kitovu Mobile, for the tremendous support to the community which included Maize milling machine, equipping the youth with required skills to sustain themselves, tools and equipment to facilitate their operations, plus exposure and linkage to other institutions that can further support them. He urged guardians and other local leaders to consider these youth as a valuable resource given they have all the skills and knowledge that the community of Kagamba may require.

The Executive Director Mrs. Robina Ssentongo thanked the Chief Guest for his commitment towards development activities in the district and always embracing the Kitovu Mobile work. She further urged the guardians of the pass outs always to work hand in hand with their children if they are to realize a fundamental change in their families.

It was noted that pass outs had gained self esteem and could ably represent themselves in the community and pass on the knowledge and skills to other people in the community. The pass outs had formed groups and each had benefited from the start up fund receiving an average amount of $ 750 for internal lending.

It was observed that despite the significant achievements the impact of climate change was still a big problem; and as result everyone was urged to respect the environment by practicing environmental friendly farming.

The best performers received prizes which include 9 goats, 35 basins and 20 blankets to recognize their hard work and to motivate others to work hard. 


guest visiting stalls of pass outs
guest visiting stalls of pass outs
pass outs dressed in the graduation gowns
pass outs dressed in the graduation gowns
Guardians and other community members on the event
Guardians and other community members on the event

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Location: MASAKA, SOUTHERN - Uganda
Project Leader:
Christopher Vance
Environmental Consultant
Masaka, Uganda
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