The Grandmothers project: Phasing Out but impact still shining

Implemented at Kasaala in Luweero district, the grandmother’s project has for the last seven years made remarkable impact on the lives of the elderly and their dependents.

Although the beneficiaries are saddened by the phasing out of the project, they are at the same appreciative of the medical care, economic empowerment and psycho-social support received over the years, as well as the vocational skilling for their dependents- the Adolescent Girls and Young Women (AGY). Lots of sustainability skills sessions have been held for the grandmothers such that even when the project is long gone, they can depend on the small income generating activities run in their backyards and Village Savings and Loans Associations groups. We thank Stephen Lewis Foundation for their generous contributions to improving the lives of elderly persons.

Adolescent and Young Girls at Kasaala complete skills training

On 19th May 2023, the AGYW who had excelled in their final DIT examinations were graduated and given start up kits. 27 AGWY graduated, 9 in hair dressing and 18 in tailoring. All received start up kits to go and have a begin putting into practice what they have learnt in order to become self-reliant.

Every year at ROM, stakeholders meet to assess annual achievements, challenges and way forward. This year’s Annual General Meeting was held on 20th April 2023 and on the same day, ROM’s five-year plan was presented to the stakeholders. Members of the in-coming Board of Directors were also introduced and the outgoing members were awarded for their generous service.

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