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Friday, April 21, 2017

CONFLICT AFFECTED GIRLS IN RWAMWANJA FINISH TRAINING IN VOCATIONAL SKILLS

With support from the Global Fund for Children, RIC-NET has been implementing a project titled “Advancing the dignity of vulnerable children and youth”. The project has been targeting vulnerable conflict affected girls in and out school by providing reproductive health knowledge ,psychosocial support ,sanitary and scholastic /training material ,equip girls out of school with vocational skills and provide them with startup kits to enable them start their own businesses ,support babies of the young mothers with funds for baby sitters as the mothers attend training, conduct home visits to interact with parents /guardians of the girls to sensitize them about the importance of girl child education among other interventions .     
10 conflict affected girls were trained  in vocational skills of hair dressing tailoring and  for a period of six months in Rwamwanja refugee settlement. The girls have been undergoing intense hands on training at Community Empowerment Agency –Kamwenge (CEA-KA) to enable them acquire skills that are marketable in the competitive job market but also to be able to manage their own small businesses they will start up after they will be provided with startup kits.
The girls graduated amidst happiness and celebrations form their parents /guardians, local leaders and instructors at CEA-KA offices on 20th April 2017.The girls were handed over their certificates of completion by the LC3 chairperson  Nkoma sub county Mr Kabuye Abel in the presence of the sub county chief   Mr. Ndagiriye Karemera Alfred and LC1 Chair person of Katalyeba village Mr. Bigogo Aston.  The girls were excited as some of them said they never imagined if they would ever get any certificate in their life
Below are the girls who graduated and the courses they offered:
Vumiria Kakuze –Hairdressing
Mukeshimana Maombi-Tailoring
Ketya Bosco –Hairdressing
Uwayezu Maria –Tailoring
Furaha Judith –Hairdressing
Mwamini Jeanine –Hairdressing
Nyiramugisha Kamucho-Hair dressing
Aliance Tuombe –Tailoring
Oltance Salama- Hairdressing
Anita Kakure –Hairdressing
Some of the girls at the graduation