The Project has conducted a post functional skills training workshops to locals in Buliisa. The first training in briquette making that was held at Kihungya sub-county Headquarters in Buliisa; where a total of of 30 people (13 male and 17 female) benefited. The other in making animal feeds was delivered to 30 beneficiaries (3 male and 27 female) in Hoima.
The programme further conducted 2 functional skills training workshop for making sanitary pads in Hoima Municipality (6th March 2015) and Buliisa (10th March 2015) respectively. A total of 60 entrepreneurs (all females) – 30 from each district participated in these skills training.
“We learnt about Living Earth Uganda’s programme of functional skills training from a radio talk show. Then some of our group members visited LEU’s regional office in Hoima; and made acquires about the possibility of participating in their trainings. Our members registered to participate in briquete making training. Then 6 of our members were offered an opportunity to participate.
As a result of the training, our group members can now make briquete - honey comb and sticks. also Hoima District Farmers Association identified our group, and so have procured for us: grinders, charring drums, stick and honey comb machines. Generally, our individual income levels have improved."
- - Mrs. Byenkya Valentino - Treasurer, Rehoboth (New Life) Youth Group, Hoima