Reach Out Mbuya Community Health Initiative (ROM) through its continued interventions intended to break the cycle of vulnerability, restored hope of 55 young mothers through apprenticeship and life skill training at Kasaala -Luweero district. The training package included tailoring, hairdressing, practical entrepreneurship and financial literacy. Each of them was awarded a certificate of completion.
Under the Stephen Lewis Foundation grant, the young mothers under the care of grandmothers are given a ray of hope and a second chance through life skilling and apprenticeship training.
On their big day, the young women, led by the ROM brass band and accompanied by their grandmothers, were all full of smiles danced through Kasaala village in appreciation of ROM for giving them a second chance to attain an education.
Rev. Fr. James Kibuuka of our Lady of Annunciation Kasaala led Mass and urged them to use this opportunity to change their lives for the better.
The guest of honor Ms. Faridah Nagadya, who is the Assistant Executive Officer for Luweero district thanked the grandmothers for supporting the girls during the training and congratulated the girls upon the milestone. “This is a big opening you should use well and always utilize any opportunity that comes your way.” She said.
The Butuntumula Sub- County Chief Mr. Kanatta Willy was also present. He appreciated ROM for giving the girls such an opportunity as well as providing food, medicine and start up projects to People Living with HIV in the sub-county. Mr.Kanatta cautioned people to stop abandoning children to grandmothers.
One of the beneficiaries expressed joy and thanked ROM for restoring hope in her life. “I was in a situation in which not afford to provide even the smallest item for my grandmother and child. Reach Out Mbuya has changed my story forever.” She said.
Hilda Achayo the Community and Social Support Manager at Reach Out Mbuya explained that the organization provides such entrepreneurship skills to young mothers so that they can start and manage businesses as a source of livelihood, thereby restoring hope in them.
By Reach Out Mbuya Community Health Initiative