Our NGO has decided to support the creation of a Tailoring workshop close to the Rising Star Nursery and Primary school in the Nsambya area, Kampala. The main objective is job creation for a number of mothers to the children of the school that we are already supporting. We believe in supporting the economic and social development of the very poor neighborhood surrounding the school.
The initial scope of the workshop will be to produce school uniforms for the children of the Rising Star School. Those uniforms can be sold at a reduced price in order to support the parents of the school. A second step will be to produce and sell school uniforms to other schools and also to produce and sell other types of clothing.
A location for the workshop has been rented and refurbished. We will now invest in sewing machines and other necessary equipment and thereafter provide training to some 15 mothers. It is expected that the workshop will start supplying clothing by the month of August 2023.
We are happy to announce that we have contracted Epitu Gady as the Project Manager and future CEO of the Tailoring activities. Epitu Gady was born in the Moroto region of Uganda. He studied all his primary and secondary education in Moroto on a scholarship with charity Sister’s and obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Automotive and Power Engineering at the Kyambogo University.
He has worked with youth across the country as a member of the National Youth Council and also he worked with the office of the President as a Deputy Resident District Commissioner. We believe that his background combined with his energy and passion will guarantee a successful project.