There is an incremental unemployment rate in Uganda and mostly women, in which 18-30 year-olds make up 64% of unemployed persons. Amuno Foundation’s skill development department tackles this issue by tapping into people’s creativity and potential, inspiring job creators and entrepreneurs. We equip Ugandans of all ages, educational backgrounds, and economic status in both business and practical skills.
Amuno Foundation trains and employs women in craftsmanship, tailoring, knitting, embroidery, and tie-dye. Our beneficiary women will have contracts with multiple schools, businesses, and organizations in Bukedea to make uniforms, sweaters, bags, and other local demands. Women will continue to perfect their handiwork in the creation of beautiful merchandise that is sold in the tourist craft market in Uganda and overseas. Every item that is made in this department not only supports Amuno Foundation but provides an income for the women, enabling them to take care of themselves and their families.
In order to provide more economic development services to the community, Amuno Foundation will open an Empowerment Center for community members to take classes within our skill development department. These classes will train women annually in six-month to one-year increments, offering training in tailoring, knitting, and hairdressing. The intensive courses create entrepreneurs with a very practical and business-centered approach. The students are first trained in a practical skill of their choosing, then are provided business classes, AND finally, we will be offered the opportunity to apply for a funding to open their own enterprises utilizing their new capabilities!