Turning Point Resolutions, TPR, addresses the lack of skills among children, youth, women and men in the communities of Uganda, many of which lead to unemployment and the inability to afford socio-economic needs. This project offers trainings in tailoring, art and crafts, basic financial management, and entrepreneurial skills to enable participants engage in livelihood activities to meet their socio-economic needs.
This work is important because it enables communities engage in productive activities after acquiring skills and be able to live better lives since they can be able to afford their basic family needs. People need to know that obtaining skill is one of the ways to create employment and meet socio-economic needs. It doesn’t matter what level of education, background or age. One needs a skill to be able to supplement their income other than waiting to be formally employed. We need to be job creators and not job seekers.
The initial grant was important because it gave us a push to acquire machines, materials, and train more participants. Participants have acquired skills that have enabled them engage in productive activities and are meeting their socio-economic needs. Some have even furthered with the training to get advanced in production.
The larger Impact Grant award will increase the capacity of TPR to train more participants in two centers, improve the quality and quantity in production with better machines, and get more people involved. We will also be able to introduce production of sanitary towels.