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District boss lauds Kitovu Mobile for opening doors for jobless youth

Mr Mugabi (center) with the district councillors. He lauded Kitovu Mobile for holding the flag to fight youth uneployment in the district

Mr Mugabi (center) with the district councillors. He lauded Kitovu Mobile for holding the flag to fight youth uneployment in the district

RAKAI.  Mr Benon Mugabi, the Rakai District chairperson has lauded Kitovu Mobile and its implementing partners Rakai Health Science Programme for fighting unemployment among the youth in the district, through equipping them with different sustainable skills.

Mr Rugambwa speaking to the graduands,he advised them to delay marriage and enter into it when they are fully ready.

Mr Rugambwa speaking to the graduands,he advised them to delay marriage and enter into it when they are fully ready.

Mr Mugabi made the remarks during the DREAMS project graduation ceremony in Rakai District on October 25  where 278 girls under Kitovu Mobile graduated in bakery, soap making, hair dressing, tailoring and knitting.

With the help of organisations like Kitovu Mobile; they can fight youth unemployment in Rakai District.

He added: “I want to encourage parents to bring more students for the next programme such that our people get sustainable skills,”

He said he was amused by the testimony of Noeline Nakajubi,a trainee who says she was renting and facing a lot of difficulties which saw her spouse abandon her  ,but now wants to come back because she was able to build a house”

Nakajubi, says her fellow friends laughed at her, when she joined DREAMS project, but they are now looking at her with jealous.

He advised them to be creative in whatever they have trained, requesting those skilled in bakery to think of making triangle shaped pancakes”

The district boss also advised the graduands to coordinate with the community development officers in the sub -counties where they come from and get Youth Livelihood Programme  funds.

Ms Haddy Nakuya, the DREAMS project focal person in Rakai District, who coordinates organisation which run the DREAMS activities in the district,requested the graduands to remain HIV negative.

“We enrolled and graduated you when you are negative and ensure you remain negative and  give birth to HIV negative babies” She said

Ms Robina Sentongo, the former Kitovu Mobile Executive Officer, who is now the Kyotera District Women MP  said

The Rakai Health Sciences Programme, which patterns with Kitovu Mobile to implement DREAM project requested the graduands to keep saving in their groups because this will see them register more development.

Some of the exceptional trainees recieve their rewards with hybrid breed goats.

Some of the exceptional trainees recieve their rewards with hybrid breed goats.

Start up kits for the graduands in Bakery

Start up kits for the graduands in Bakery

Some of the graduands from the various Rakai District safe spaces.

Some of the graduands from the various Rakai District safe spaces.

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