Posts about Trade
WomenFirst's women empowerment program has just concluded real skills training for 12 young girls in carpentry skills. The girls divided in two groups of 6 each want to begin making high end executive sofa chairs (couches) for the up scale market in Uganda. They need to set up a carpentry workshop and display room in the Capital City of Kampala, where they will make and market their products. They are working alongside their two instructors who are more skilled as they polish up their skills.
We need your help to identify potential buyers for the products created by Yoshinkhel Craft. Naturally, contacts with regular institutional buyers would be most helpful. You could help by contacting your local fair trade or woolen crafts shops, or also providing emails or websites of similar shops you might know.
The school board and management of Keframa Colllege intend to continue working in partnership with the Lango Youth Action for Development organization. The goal of this partnership will be to focus on development issues at a grassroots level one of which is promotion of income-generation activities to support the school.
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We are considering all possible means of income generation to help our school and the students that we serve. We are seriously considering income-generation activities such as raising poultry, establishing a demonstration garden at the school and teaching tailoring and/or other artisan skills to our students.
To help us decide upon activities to start in Kawempe, we would like to find out what Income Generating Activities are working in other communities. We are considering poultry farming and starting a brass band, but are interested in hearing other ideas from our Neighbours.
Fatima Jinnah Educational Complex just started its programme of teaching English, computer classes and soon sewing and design classes. The centre relies at the moment on private funds of the teachers and needs ideas for sutainable funding in the future.
Selling clothes from the sewing classes seems to be a viable idea for now. Having a cyber cafe using the computers is not possible since the centre risks to be attacked by terrorists in the city because it educates women.
Any other ideas and ideas how to put selling clothes into practice are very welcome.
In the evening hours after crops have been attended to for the day, the local community has decided to introduce matchbox-making and candle-making as another possible means of income generation. Do you have any ideas or experience with regard to this that you can share with the local community? If so, please share it here.
Another area that CAPEC is considering for income-generation on Bitame Lucia Nursery School grounds is poultry farming. This is again something that many villages at Nabuur have incorporated into their projects. For this task, we are seeking examples of successful poultry farming techniques and best practices. We plan to use this information to write up a basic project plan, so please summarize your findings.
The hope is that income generated from this and the other projects will support building a proper toilet and a playground to improve the school grounds.