Sheer Joy, jubilation as 115 Kitovu Mobile Farm School Trainees graduate
By Moses Muwulya,Communication Officer
“Great is the art of beginning, but greater is the art of ending” A saying by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow,a famous United States Poet,the quote made vivid meaning today,Thursday as Kitovu Mobile graduated 115 Mobile Farm School trainees in Kibinge Sub-county,Bukomansimbi District.
The day got hyped when the guest of honor, when Uganda’s Youth Minister,Florence Nakiwala Kiyingi arrived.
With the arrival of the guest of honor,who kept time,the event went on with a brief presentation and later visited the exhibition sessions.
The event went on with the awarding of certificates to the trainees and later later recognize two exceptional trainees who braved all difficulties and completer the training. This session left the graduates’ guardians speechless with only tears of joy as they could not believe seeing her their children, who had dropped out of school over vulnerability and left to rioter on villages,graduating as responsible farmer who is now passing on skills to the rest.
Kitovu Mobile hailed:
While giving her speech,the minister,whose message was dominated by motherly advise to the trainees,hailed Kitovu Mobile for skilling the youth, which she said reduces on the high unemployment rate among the youth,which is a major challenge in her ministry.
“My ministry has got over 15 million youth who are educated but not employed and this worries the nation,but when Kitovu Mobile comes up with such initiatives of availing sustainable skills to the youth we get relived” The Minister happily noted.
She added: My role as a leader and other leaders is to deal with the challenges that may derail these ones,like markets for their produce”
To walk the talk,the minister requested for 10 trainees and link them to big buyers in Kampala and later make an impact assessment to see how far they will have gone.
Mr Sowedi Sserwada,the Kibinge Sub county chairperson,praised Kitovu Mobile for being exceptional among non government organisations,in the sense that it selects the very poor children/families which deserve support.
According to Sserwada many organistions tend to give support to some who are already able and leave out the vulnerable and hailed.
Sserwadda (Left) hailed Kitovu Mobile for selecting the very poor youths who deserved support saying many do Organisations chose those who are already well off.