3 December 2012

Uganda: Masaka Village Gets Sh120 Million

An Irish organisation, the Children's Education and Development Fund (CEDF), has started a rural project worth 35,000 Euros (about sh120.75m) to benefit Lwannunda village in Buwunga sub-county, Masaka district.

The aid is being channelled through Lwannunda Community Development Initiative, a local organisation.

The money will be used to set up incomegenerating projects and enrol adults in courses like tailoring, catering, bricklaying, computer training, hairdressing and gender education.

The organisation also aims at renovating the existing schools in the area and teaching members of the community how to practice modern farming.

A team of Irish volunteers were in Masaka last week to inspect the projects.

The team, led by Frank Duffy, included former Irish state minister for organic agriculture, fisheries and food Trevor Sergeant.

"The objective of this project is to work with communities to develop strategic plans for sustainable growth and liaise with stakeholders on community projects," Duffy said on Thursday.

The Ugandan CEDF founder and honorary consul, Sylvia Katete Gavigan, said the project aims at grooming self-reliant people and job-makers other than job-seekers to address unemployment among the youth in Lwannunda.

"It also aims at providing medical facilities for destitute families through the Ministry of Health," Katete added.

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