Skills training for youth employment
In line with the Sustainable Development goal eight ROM works to reduce the proportion of youth not in employment, education or training through its apprenticeship program that skills adolescent girls and young mothers.
The program consists of 6 months skills training in the fields of hairdressing, tailoring and cratering services. As the organization celebrates 20 years of service it held its 6th graduation ceremony for the Kasaala Luweero lot of 52 students.
Father James Kibuuka the youth chaplain called upon the graduates to put the skills acquired to good use. “I hope these new skills have a meaningful impact to your lives and the lives of others,” he said.
Namukose Aisha 18, one of the apprentices loves making people look nice. “I dropped out of school in 2017 when I was in senior 2 due to lack of tuition. Since then, I have been home. With the training I have received, and the start-up equipment given to me, I will set-up my own salon and train others in my community.”
ROM hopes to enroll at- least 60 apprentices in the next intake that kicks off in June.