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15 FEMALE YOUTH ACQUIRE TAILORING SKILLS IN BULIISA

By Pascal Onega

BULIISA: Over Fifteen female youth from Biiso and Kihungya Sub County in Buliisa District Bunyoro sub region have acquired tailoring skills from Women in Action Skills Development Organization located in Biiso town council Buliisa District.

Women in Action Skills Development Organization is a community based organization in the oil rich Buliisa district.

The three month training that started in January this year ended on Wednesday. The training is part of a five year project implemented by Uganda Rural Development and Training Institute {URDT-I} in partnership with master card foundation which is targeting to train over 70.000 youth in mid-western and mid-central region under Young Africa Works [Uganda].

According to Mable Ainembabazi the EPI Center manager Buliisa District, the training is targeting youth between 18 and 35 years old with the aim of enabling 80% of the trainees to become self-employed and the rest be employed.

She further explains that, the project is training 70% female, and 5% being People With Disabilities {PWD`s}.

Among the beneficiaries includes Beatrace Atugonza, Sheila Aheebwa, Unice Kwikiriza, Jovia Ayesiga, Winny Kutegeka among many others.

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Proscovia Atugonza the artisan at Women in Action Skills Development Organization applauds the trainees and their parents as well as the care takers for allowing them to be trained.

Atugonza however encouraged the trainees to put in practice the skills they have acquired during their training.

Beatrace Atugonza on behalf of the trainees thanked URDT-I and the women in action skills development organization for the support saying they had lost hope of continuing with further studies.

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