800 students get skills in Bushenyi

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Museveni offered sh1m facilitation for each graduand to enable them purchase start-up kits. The President has been helping other youths in other parts of Uganda with common user machines.

A total of 800 students have graduated in Bushenyi under the youth skilling project in a ceremony presided over by President Yoweri Museveni.

The project is an initiative of general duties minister Karooro Okurut who is also the district Woman MP who worked with Victory school of Beauty to train young people in the area.

Robert Kasibante, the proprietor of Victory School of Beauty Natete, asked the President to consider taking the project to all parts of the country.

 

The graduates acquired  skills  in  the fields of Catering and Hotel management, knitting, Fashion  and Designing, Hair dressing,  making Sanitary pads and Art and Crafts.

Kasibante told the president his institute has enough facilitators to train the youth across the country. Though to achieve this, they need  financial support to  buy equipment including Ovens, driers and sewing machines.

Okurut said  she has already secured markets for all the products  the trained youth would produce. The programme is intended to empower the young population to become self-reliant and job creators.

Museveni offered sh1m facilitation for each graduand to enable them purchase start-up kits.  The President has been helping other youths in other parts of Uganda with common user machines.

 

In April, the president donated sh 5b to 110 youth groups in Rukungiri. In 2016, youths groups in Kampala received sh 1.6b. Nsambya youth groups with 2,000 members, received sh271m for common user machines in carpentry and metal fabrication.

Museveni has also facilitated 105 groups in Katwe with a membership of 1,570 with sh375m. In Najjeera a city superb, 17 groups with a membership of 510 people received sh337m.

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