Community Project

Our community project takes place in Busembatia village in Eastern Uganda and is specifically for out of school women and girls. There are currently 3 programmes.

Adult Literacy Programme

The adult literacy programme aims to give women and girls who were unable to complete their education an opportunity to learn. On the programme women and girls learn to read write and count both in their local language (Lusoga) and in English (the official language in Uganda).

In January 2015 we launched the first community library in Busembatia as part of the adult literacy programme. Thanks to a generous of donation of books from the UK and from charities in Uganda we are able to provide reading materials for the community.  The library currently runs from our village office where the community can attend to access books and information. The books are also available to loan for a specified period. The community library aims to promote literacy in the community by making books accessible to all.

Business Skills Programme

Community crafts programme

The Business Skills programme aims to give women and girls practical and theoretical business knowledge; focusing on building the capacity of women and girls to save, budget and run their own business; as well as generating new business ideas. All of these topics are covered in sessions and practical activities are used to ensure that women have understood what they have learnt.

Crafts Programme

The crafts programme aims at giving women and girls craft making skills to help them generate their own sustainable income. On the programme women and girls learn how to use paper to create beaded bracelets, bracelets, earrings and bags. The women can then use these skills to begin making crafts for sale independently or can remain part of the group making crafts for sale on our website and in the UK to generate their own income.

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