Namirembe Diocese women learn the art of making reusable pads

Namirembe Diocese women learn the art of making reusable pads
Kawiso [White] teaching women how to make items localy to earb incomes

By Kitts Mabonga                          

At the world becomes hard in terms of households earning incomes, it has become increasingly good for all well-focused people to invest their energies in the skilling programs that give them a lifelong livelihood. 

The call was over the weekend made by the president of the Mothers Union Namirembe diocese church of Uganda Roseline Biingi Kawiso while launching   special hands-on training program for her executive members who acquired free skills in making reusable sanitary towels for the women and girl child and other economic empowerment programs geared towards helping them increase their income-based portfolio.

The training comes at a time when Kawiso, also president of the Mothers Union Central region, led a 40-member delegation of Mothers Union women drawn from her area on a benchmarking visit to their counterparts in the South Ankole diocese Ntungamo district.

The visit exposed the women to several new entrepreneurship skills and innovation opportunities which heavily enriched their knowledge capacity, especially in areas such as learning how to make reusable pads, knitting, making liquid soaps and detergents, modern cookery skills, and project planning and management in entrepreneurship systems among other opportunities.

The women at Namirembe graduated with certificates in various fields of professional skills of which they were urged to employ back to their immediate respective communities by teaching those below them as a deliberate strategy of fighting household poverty.    

‘We implore you to return to your immediate respective communities and employ the new vocational skills and knowledge you have acquired and ensure that you impart the skills to those other women and youth such that they too can effectively be in apposition to start up their own small family or household projects ‘noted Kawiso.

The participants appreciated the training saying it had broadened their knowledge potential and exposed them to new systems of making money using locally improvised technologies.

The Bishop Moses Banja of Namirembe diocese has always encouraged the Christian communities not to look at the government for white collar jobs but to seek local vocational empowerment knowledge which yields immediate results upon graduation by the students.

He points out that both the Mothers and Fathers Unions within the church have been instrumental in working with government agencies in sensitizing people about fighting poverty through vocational skills training platforms.