Self Empowering Uganda, One Village at a Time
Sawa World’s powerhouse team with five Sparks (leaders of local solutions) and two staff traveled slippery, treacherous roads in the height of rainy season to the remote village of Kisaabwa in Southern Uganda to do a transformative two-day training workshop. The villagers had the valuable opportunity to work with Sawa Sparks first-hand to learn how to make eco friendly stoves, eco fuel briquettes, sandals, candles, and rear chickens. Fifty-nine women and forty men attended the training.
No doubt the empowering skills they took away for entrepreneurship and employment will have a domino effect in Kisaabwa and the surrounding region, a very poor and rural area. “People that came were very keen, focused, and wanted to learn. Seventy percent indicated that they would replicate one of the skills immediately,” observed Sharifa, the lead workshop organizer from Sawa World. “This is because they found the solutions very useful in their day-to-day livelihood, and had never received such interactive, practical hands-on training."
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For now, Walaba (bye) from our team in Uganda.