Skills Development

25th July 2020

What else do LTHT girls get up to?

Apart from attending sewing and hairdressing workshops, the girls take time out to have fun which includes playing football and amateur dramatics. This enables the girls to bond as a group whilst having fun at the same time.  More importantly, girls gain confidence in the process.  When most of the girls first arrive, they appear …

25th July 2020

Access to education in the age of COVID

LTHT has been providing Skills Workshops for girls Not In Education, Employment or Training since 2018.  Going forward, the availability of such workshops will matter more because of COVID.   As parents lose their sources of income, their ability to pay school fees will be impacted. Sadly this means too, that any available resources will go …

Skills for girls- what have we achieved so far?
7th March 2020

Skills for girls- what have we achieved so far?

  The future These examples indicate that there is a demand for practical skills for girls who for whatever reason cannot continue in formal education. In addition that such skills gives girls an option when they transition into adulthood. For our part we would like to continue providing these workshops free of charge. You can …

International Day of the girl Child
29th February 2020

International Day of the girl Child

11 October is International Day of the  Girl Child.. One of the reason we exist is to ensure that girls are not disadvantaged socially and economically because of their gender. Whilst I am happy to celebrate the Girl Child, I really wish we didn’t need days like this. The reason for this is articulated by …

Not In Education Employment or Training- NEETS
28th February 2020

Not In Education Employment or Training- NEETS

In 2014 nearly 69% of Uganda’s population was under years of age, and this has implications for unemployment and poverty amongst young people. The Uganda’s National Bureau of statics (UBOS) reports that amongst 18-30 year olds 57% are self employed, 24% work for some one, of those in employment 63% work in agriculture, 29% in the …

Hairdressing: a new addition to our skills initiative for girls
23rd February 2020

Hairdressing: a new addition to our skills initiative for girls

We have been running a Skills Development Initiative in Itojo Sub-county since May 2016. Our aim is to enable girls aged between 15-25 that are not in Employment, Education or Training (NEETs) acquire skills that they can use to create their own employment or seek employment elsewhere. The first phase of this initiative focused on ...

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