By Our Reporter
92Hands, an established charity organisation singer Levixone co-founded in 2014 has successfully helped 30 women from one of Uganda’s biggest slums graduate with certificates after training in various vocational courses.
The initiative was started to equip women with entrepreneurial and life skills that they can translate into vibrant business ideas to help them grow out of poverty.
In a statement released Friday, 92Hands said the graduation confirms that “what most people want in this world is an opportunity to thrive not just with handouts but with their own two hands.”
“It was unbelievable to hear the stories of transformation in the lives of these women, most of them had started their own business, some grouped together to start joint ventures, others had grown their businesses since last year – we evidenced a great level of confidence, dignity continuing to rise in the lives of these women,” the statement read.
Adding, “These women graduated from our #Us4Women program stepping into successful business and careers that will allow them to care for their families. Provide jobs for their communities, becoming a positive example for change,”
Donations for this initiative were started under a social media campaign dubbed ‘#Us4Women’ and focused more on women in Kosovo slum located in Lungujja. This place harbours hundreds of mothers struggling to keep their children fed, warm, healthy and in school, according to the Charity.
Emmanuel Nsabaanye better known as Trinity with whom they founded 92Hands with Levixone, said having grown up in this slum, they come to witness how their lives changed due to empowerment and they both believe that sustainable change comes with financial independence.
The program was done in partnership with The Remnant Generation, Christ Church Bray among others.