5 students have “after a long year of hard work, dedication and commitment” been awarded certificates in tailoring, fashion and design at Yimba Uganda, a non profit youth-run organisation founded by gospel minister, Emmanuel Kusaasira Edwin (Coopy Bly) in partnership with wife, Anne-Marie Reddan Kusaasira.
The couple have through a statement from Yimba Uganda appreciated everyone who has supported the program in various ways throughout the past year.
“We are so proud of all they have achieved and are so excited to what the future has in store for each of them.” The organisation said Tuesday.
“To our teachers, sponsors, well wishers; we appreciate and are grateful for each and every one of you.” They added.
Through the use of increased access to education, technical training, reproductive health and arts, Yimba Uganda aims to create a society of empowered young people, who are economically independent, and socially responsible and are able to effectively participate in the sustainable development of their own communities.
The founder says they are currently achieving this through a variety of programs, including a Vocational Training ‘Tailoring, Fashion and Design’ Course, Menstrual Hygiene Management Program, Music Mentoring and Training, Goat Loan Program as well as numerous ongoing diverse community outreaches.
This celebration comes days since Coopy Bly released his latest single, Wakayima.
In the song, he uses a popular traditional tale to explain Proverbs 3:5, which teaches Christians not to depend their own strength, but confront all giants with wisdom from God.
By Paul Dennis.