150Kgs of high protein maize flour were delivered to the inmates living with HIV & AIDS at Luzira Upper prison on 24th May 2018. The inmates were very happy when they received the flour and expressed their sincere gratitude to Wells of Hope for the continued care and support. We thank Mission East Africa for their continued support.
27 caregivers participated in a two day psychosocial workshop which we conducted at our offices from 23rd to 24th May 2018. Some of the topics facilitated about included: HIV Prevention and Care, Parenting, Financial Literacy and Coffee Farming. Dr. Kakoraki from Uganda Prisons encouraged the caregivers to always go for Testing so that they get to know their status. Mrs Kiwumulo Eron from Family Comfort Foundation encouraged the caregivers: to have hope in their children and their future; to identify their children’s talents; to always have a place in their children’s lives; to always do their part, leave the rest to God; and attach value to their children.
Rose Nabbuye helped the caregivers to review what businesses they had in mind; how to start them up and how to sustain them. She encouraged them to always have a business plan before starting any business. The caregivers expressed zeal in starting up businesses, some of which included: poultry, tailoring, baking, among others. Mr Musana Augustine encouraged the caregivers to embrace coffee farming; and shared the different techniques.
On 24th May 2018, 5 ladies graduated from the Family And Community Engagement – FACE Tailoring Programme; We were privileged to host Joyce Ssebugwawo, Rubaga Division mayor; who was the Guest of Honor. She officially handed over certificates and gifts to the graduates.
The Mayor encouraged the graduates and the other caregivers; to be hardworking; and to always pray to God to intervene in their lives especially for their loved ones in prison.
One of the ladies said that she never hoped she would graduate, because in her family she was the only one who never attained any kind of formal training and never had a job, but the tailoring course and experience has made her realize that she’s worthy and she feels confident she will succeed. Hadijja, one of the ladies said she’s starting her own tailoring school at her home, and she already has 8 students. We thank Ben Raikes, everyone he works with and all our UK friends for making this possible. We thank Mama Teresa Kemp for her contribution towards the sewing machines that were given to the ladies as well as their business cards; each of the ladies has business cards.
We thank Partners In Hope USA and all our sponsors for their continued support.