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Empowering with Vocational Skills

Empowering with Vocational Skills

126 Young Adults Graduate from Rose Skills Development Program
A total of 126 students graduated and received certificates in tailoring and baking after a six-month training. (Credit: Douglas Mubiru)

SOROTI – Soroti district leaders have lauded Rose Academies, a charitable organization, for skilling youth and Persons with Disabilities (PWDs).

The remarks were Tuesday (January 10, 2023) made as 126 organization’s students at Gweri village; Gweri sub-county in Soroti district graduated and received certificates in tailoring and baking after six-month training.

Soroti district speaker, Stephen Olebe, also a PWD, was the chief guest, lauded Rose Academies for skilling PWDs and youth.

Officiating the graduation, the district speaker, Stephen Olebe, lauded the organization, calling on graduates not to sit on the skills they acquired.

“We as government want to thank Rose Academies for thinking it wise to equip trainees with a strong career foundation in tailoring and baking. 

And I also want to thank you for partnering with the government to skill the youth, you really thought it wise to train the marginalized mainly my fellow PWDs,” Olebe, also a PWD said.

Clare Ainomugisha, the Rose Academies program director in Uganda, said the organization has developed a strong educational program, designed to empower the disadvantaged with life-saving knowledge.

Clare Ainomugisha introduces the 126 graduates

Clare Ainomugisha, the Rose Academies program director in Uganda, said they were inspired to witness the drive and determination to succeed from their graduates as they evidenced the skills they had learnt.

“Today, we are celebrating the graduation of 126 students that have participated in our Skills Development Program. We are exceptionally proud of the fact,” remarked Ainomugisha.

She stated that during baking classes, students were taught how to make bread, cakes, and doughnuts, as well as to construct local ovens and follow recipes. 

“In the tailoring class, students are taught sewing basics, how to use a treadle a sewing machine, how to work with patterns and how to make garments,” stated Ainomugisha.

John Peter Omoding, 60, who spoke on behalf of the parents, thanked Rose Academies for what he termed creating wealth for their children.

“As parents, we want to thank Rose Academies for breeding new entrepreneurs. You have aided our children when we had no money to educate them, but with this acquisition of skills, they can at least make themselves something to sell and in return feed us,” said Omoding.