girl Patricia as she learns tailoring

Kira Young Mothers Support Group – Skilling Young Ugandan Mothers

Date grant awarded: August 15, 2019

The Skilling Young Ugandan Mothers project aims to empower adolescent young mothers in Kira, Uganda through generating income while looking after their children. The project targets young girls and women that are not in school, aged 15-26 years, with more emphasis on those with children and heading households. Using coaching and mentoring, beneficiaries are empowered to attend trainings where they are taught skills such as tailoring, hair dressing, and cosmetology. Additionally they learn how to construct bead bags, books, and bungles as income generating activities.

The trainings allow the girls and women to look at life’s activities and how they can generate income – such as washing clothes, planning events, and completing everyday chores. Throughout the trainings, they are given psychological support, reminded of their worth, and inspire one another to be the caring and inspirational adult in their children’s lives.