CUWEDE is a community-based organisation in Nebbi district – Uganda that started early 2020 a vocational training centre in Erussi with training courses in tailoring, carpentry, welding, and apiculture. It obtained the training tools for these courses from Gered Gereedschap. As requested by the community it intends to add a fifth training course (leather processing).
An amount of € 3,200 is needed for the purchase of machines and tools.
Amount required: € 3,200.-
Amount collected: € 3,200,-
The importance of the project
The implementing organisation
CUWEDE has over 15 years’ experience in community empowerment and relevant management and financial competencies. It developed a strategic partnership with Nebbi Catholic Diocese and Orussi Catholic Parish in ensuring cost efficient, effective and wider geographic impact.
In November 2019, CUWEDE received an in-kind tools donation from the Stichting Gered Gereedschap and with it opened a vocational training and skills centre in Erussi sub-county in February 2020.
The envisaged project results
The chance of sustainability
The practical-oriented training courses will enable students to make assignments, deliver products that can be sold, and generate additional income for the centre to pay for the course material.
While government is expected to continue to subsidize the training centre (25%), it intends to reduce its dependency on donors over a period of three years from 25% to 5%. Sales and revenues from products made during the training will make this possible.
The required funds
€ 3,200 is required to purchase teaching materials for leather processing training (machines and tools).
The progress of the project
For the existing courses (tailoring, carpentry woodworking and welding), Gered Gereedschap had previously made the training equipment available. For a new training course in leather processing (learning how to make shoes, sandals, belts, wallets, etc.), an initial term of € 1,600 has been made available to purchase the necessary training equipment and material and to start the training.
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