World Impact Network has committed to the training of the women of Uganda for a five year period. Teams from the U.S. travel each year to the capital city of Kampala to share time and skills with the local residents. The training includes various craft skills such as jewelry making, flower arrangement, cake decorating, as well as hand and machine sewing.
These skills give unemployed women the means to support themselves and their dependents, by starting their own small businesses. Over 200 women and several men, who are taught different constructions skills, attend the training sessions. A twenty member local leadership team has been developed to continue training and encouraging once overseas teams have left.
- 1 in 4 African Countries presently suffers from armed conflict.
- Number of casualties of conflict exceeds that of all other regions combined; In 2000 total number of deaths reached 1,675,000
- Approximately 15 million Africans are currently internally displaced: around 4.5 million sought refuge in neighboring countries.
- For the average country in Africa half the indicators point to a risk of conflict
SMALL BUSINESS TRAINING, UGANDA
In 2004 WIN completed a five-year commitment to the women of Uganda and together with a 30-member leadership team established “Club Hope Uganda”. Resources, equipment, and ongoing training will be available to the women of Uganda through Club Hope Membership. Each year teams traveled to the capital city of Kampala to share time and skills with the local residents. The training included various micro-enterprise skills such as jewelry making, flower arrangement, cake decorating, as well as hand and machine sewing. The skills taught gave unemployed women the means to support themselves and their dependents, by starting their own small businesses. Over 200 women and several men, who were taught different construction skills, attended the training sessions each year.
SMALL BUSINESS TRAINING, Kenya
Kenya, like Uganda, is an East African Nation with enormous potential for leadership development. What Africa's Leaders need most is vision and hope. In 2010, our efforts in Kenya focused on developing character and integrity, vision and good stewardship as well as practical and business skills, including first aid, CPR, disaster preparedness and the ability to keep a cash flow statement and understand the reasons why many small business fail.