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 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.