Ugandan training centre expands
Egoli Africa is a Dutch foundation, set up in 2008. Egoli wishes to empower people to improve their living conditions and become independent and self-sufficient through education and employment prospects. They support and guide people on their path to independence. One of their main aims is to offer future prospects by means of education and employment opportunities. Professionals literally are building the future of the country, while environmental experts and specialists are empowering others. Egoli has set up a number of projects aimed at health, education, agriculture and empowerment.
There is a Ugandan focused organization: Egoli Africa Uganda. In 2017 Egoli was pleased to establish a training centre in Kisozi, Uganda. With the training centre, Egoli wishes to offer a wide range of courses for all sections of the population. Young people from Kisozi and surrounding villages come to the training centre.
More information about Egoli Africa and their activities can be found on www.egoliafrica.org and on their Facebook page.
Current training programs include sewing lessons, brick making and watertank constructor. In addition to these programmes, agricultural activities also take place on site. A new training for hairdressers starts.
Egoli also wants to start a carpentry training. They now have insufficient tools for that. They can train a class with the required tools. They would like to extend the sewing classes with knitting, for which they also ask for a number of knitting machines.
In 2017 Egoli Uganda received 15 bikes from our Dutch sister organization Tools to Work. These bikes are now used as a means of transport. For example, the young water tankers use the bicycle to be able to build water tanks at various schools in the region. And participants in the sewing classes will sell their school uniforms to schools by bicycle.
The bicycles and the repair kits they now request are intended for a new bicycle workshop to be set up. Egoli can train young people to become a bicycle repairer, they can give workshops in schools and they can offer their services from the training centre.
The goods we send to Egoli are:
2 knitting machines
2 overlock sewing machines
3 stair sewing machines
1 carpentry set for 20 students
1 bricklayer set for 10 students
1 bicycle maker set for 15 students
1 agricultural set
5 training material sets per discipline
All these goods are used for the training of Egoli.
The project, including transport up to Kampala costs € 11.300, -. In addition, the costs for customs clearance and transport from Kampala are paid by Egoli itself.