Posted by: United Organisation for Batwa Development in Uganda | 22/02/2012

ROAD TO SUCCESS

As Batwa start to work on the journey to sustainable development, UOBDU implemented an education project way back in 2008 where pupils were put in boarding primary schools, youth in boarding vocational schools and students in boarding secondary schools.

December 2011 three Batwa graduated in vocational skills which include tailoring, brick laying and construction, they were all equipped with the necessary equipments required for them to do their work.

In addition 8 Batwa men and 6 women were trained in Development skills with in their communities, those trained in tailoring and carpentry all received their equipments

More still last year 2011 one Mutwa girl sat for  Primary Leaving Examinations (PLE) while  3 Batwa (2 Boys and 1 Girl) Sat for   Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) Exams, results came back and the Batwa performed well with primary 7 candidate (Nyiraguhirwa Phionah) scored aggregate 16 division 2 and she has already joined senior one. While senior four’s one child called Kyomuhangi Alice got division 2 and two boys division 3. This is a step forward towards Batwa development since Education is a societal change.

UOBDU is grateful to all her donors especially to Ford Foundation who initiated the project and Act and Empower who are currently supporting the Batwa children.

     Batwa vocational graduates

  Midrid receives a sewing machine

   Phiona P.7 leaver

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