Over 100 teenage girls skilled in hairdressing and knitting
Rural Health Promotion and Poverty Alleviation Initiative (RUHEPAI) has today awarded a total of 103 teenage girls with certificates in hairdressing and knitting after they completed three month training.
Presiding over the function of awarding certificates, Samuel Twinomugisha, the town clerk Kaberebere town council in Isingiro district asked the teenage girls to avoid engaging in sexual-related activities that may expose them to HIV/AIDS and as well as early pregnancy.
Speaking during the same function, Fredica Baguma, the Executive Director RUHEPAI project asked the adolescent girls who were awarded with certificates under teens guide project to use the skills acquired for sustainability of their future.
A section of beneficiaries who talked to our reporter revealed that they are going to use the knowledge and skills imparted to them by RUHEPAI into economic value that will create economic empowerment.
This year, RUHEPAI started a strategy of offering hands-on skills to empower adolescent girls who were affected by Covid-19 pandemic.