Feed My Lamb Kabarole launched a vocational training centre in 2018, which offers students and vulnerable young people the chance to learn a wide range of trades. The aim is to provide vocational training for low-literate poor girls and boys to make them financially independent while providing for a choice of lifestyles. Young people emerging from schools and homes often find it difficult to enter the workforce due to a lack of hard skills, creating a drain on families and the local community. The vocational centre offers the youth ad women a safe, supportive environment where they can gain the skills needed to enter the local economy.
The vocation centre offers courses in sewing and tailoring, hairdressing, bakery, business management and carpentry that will be starting early 2019.
Come, come! For the latest in hair design services and products and visit with our teaching staff and top-notch students. The salon is friendly, fun and vibrant with the colours and the welcoming staff. Have a cold drink as you enjoy the latest in services and newly crafted hair designs. Watch for our soon to be added services to include manicures and pedicures. Our Hairdressing program trains and prepares students to work as hair colorists, texturizers, haircutters, salon trainers, and as a fully trained general hairdressers taking care of all hair needs of a clientele in a salon or spa.
FMLK Sewing and Tailoring
Come and see our tailoring centre. We have started hosting students since early 2018 and the beneficiaries are learning and developing skills in tailoring & embroidery work on shirts, dresses, blouse pieces, and other clothe making. We will soon be adding some colour and small modifications that will enhance the space these students and teachers occupy. Drop in for small repairs or bring in a project that you might like assistance with, as our students and teacher are always willing to help. Consider purchasing one of the already made dresses, shirts or another lovely handmade piece.
The carpentry-training program that will be starting early 2019 will teach students the carpentry trade through topics such as trade history, adhesives and tools, various building materials, and safety guidelines. It will also include practical hands-on exercises, as well as a work experience option that allows the students to get real-world experience by applying the skills they have learned at a local facility in the community.
Coming soon to the village to help supply our primary school and also available for teaching bakery you will be able to visit our store and enjoy the aroma of fresh baked breads and other bakery items.
WHY Support the FMLK vocational Centre?
We believe that this vocational centre will equip local vulnerable youths and women with effective business and vocational skills and provides guidance in starting their own businesses/secure employment. Business training will involve collaborating with local financial institutions to facilitate basic and effective business skills. To facilitate the sustainability of the vocational centre we plan to have our own production department where school uniforms, saloon services, and business production outsourcing are offered to the public at a subsidized price.
Through monitoring and evaluation (M&E), staff training, and student and partner feedback the center will be able to grow at an appropriate pace, ensuring the best results are achieved. The vocational training center employs local workers and trainers from Gweri and Kabarole district.
The focus of the project is to empower trainees to become agents of their own development by producing tailors, bakers, hairdressers, carpenters and leaders with not only the skills needed to work and have a secure future in the local economy, but to foster a belief that we can all help others. The vocational centre will teach underprivileged youth and women that they can support themselves, empower them with confidence in themselves, and show them that we all benefit by working together.