Shs960m facility to skill women working at Kiteezi dumping site

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Shs960m facility to skill women working at Kiteezi dumping site
Mike Tenbusch, the co-founder for Kiteezi Samaritan plants a tree.

Kiteezi Samaritan, a non-government organization that helps uplifts the standards of people working at Kiteezi dumping site in Wakiso district is set to construct a shs960 million skilling centre for women in the area.

Speaking during the ground breaking ceremony on Tuesday, David Kafambe , the  Executive Director of Kiteezi Samaritan said  whereas they currently support 75 families directly, with the skilling centre, more people will be reached , directly and indirectly.

“We aim to introduce computer training and various skills development programs for our community. This hub will foster innovation, encouraging individuals to develop new ideas that align with our programs. Currently, we support 75 families, but our long-term vision is to expand our reach to over 1000 people, benefiting the entire community. This inclusive space will cater to everyone, including those working at the dump site and community members,” Kafambe said.

He said they have already secured the fund for the project whose completion is set for next year.

“ Our goal is to create a thriving family life center that serves as a hub for innovation, skill-building, and community development.”

Mike Tenbusch, the president of International Samaritan but also the co-founder for Kiteezi Samaritan said his experience in Detroit, a city in Michigan played a significant role.

“I witnessed firsthand how a similar center transformed the lives of kids in a challenging neighborhood, much like this one. Seeing them shift from feeling hopeless to confident and eager for their future was incredible. On a deeper level, I've always sought to listen to God's guidance and obey His leading. Taking this position with International Samaritan, expanding to Uganda, and partnering with David(Kafambe) and a doctor from Michigan was a result of following the Holy Spirit's guidance,” Tenbusch said.

“I'm constantly inspired by the women I've met, particularly those leading worship and bringing hope and confidence to this community. Their energy is contagious! I leave here feeling more energized and encouraged than when I arrived. The mothers' leadership and dedication are truly remarkable.”

Kasangati Mayor, Tom Muwonge hailed Kiteezi Samaritan for being good Samaritans to women working at Kiteezi dumping site.

“Currently, the organization has 75 families they support and children from these families have been given scholarships that will cater for them from nursery, primary, secondary up to university. We have so many single mothers in this area and the NGO has helped us support these women which is good,” Muwonge said.

“Skilling these women means your are helping them improve on their skills which might add on their incomes.’


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