Nora and Karen have just returned from a very successful field trip to Uganda.
During their stay they visited the Namasuba College of Commerce to see how the women recruited as part of a pilot project to bring women in from rural areas were getting on. All the women were very enthusiastic about their training and full of ideas for what they want to do when they graduate. Nora and Karen also went to the villages where some of the women live to better understand the many challenges they are facing.
Nora and Karen also visited some former trainees to see how they are developing their businesses.
Part of the trip was spent in consolidating and expanding WOMA’s network of contacts in Uganda. WOMA already has partnerships with Mildmay Uganda, the Infectious Diseases Institute in Kampala and the National Guidance and Empowerment Network for People Living with HIV/Aids. During the trip this network was expanded to include another respected NGO working in HIV/Aids, Reach a Hand Uganda (RAHU). RAHU works with young people living with or affected by HIV/Aids and both WOMA & RAHU realised that there is huge potential for working together to identify women in need.
WOMA hopes that the relationship with RAHU and other grassroots NGOs will assist us in ensuring that we offer training to those most in need, and are able to adapt and learn from changing conditions.
We are very happy to announce that six women have been chosen for our rural project funded by the Canning Trust. Recruitment has taken longer than expected due to the distances involved, but we are very grateful to our partner organisations Mildmay Uganda and the Infectious Diseases Institute. We would also like to thank the staff at TASO in Jinja for their help.
Vicky, Sarah, Sarah, Eseza Bridget and Farida all live near Jinja in Eastern Uganda and will commence training at the Namasuba College of Commerce in Kampala in January 2020.