By Grace Iliotu
Spotlight on Africa, a non-governmental organization has earmarked 130 million shillings towards the construction of tailoring and design centre.
The construction commenced on 5th June 2019 in Bukasakya Sub County in Masanda Village in Nabitiri Parish Mbale district and the real work is expected to be complete next week.
According to Ms Harriet Baluka the records officer spotlight on Africa, she said the building is intended to accommodate 30 equipped trainees who will be guided by an external sourced instructor to carry out the training of new entrants in order to produce best materials in the whole country.
Baluka added that the training for the second shift is ongoing at Musoto Christian School with the first shift of 35 trainees who recently graduated now working independently.
The Records Officer said besides the tailoring and design centre, the organization has also embarked on a Health centre 111 facility and a school already in existence.
Ms Ruth Masibo one of the beneficiaries expressed her happiness towards the organization for supporting her with the startup capital and the machine that has enabled her to earn a standard of living.
“I am now able to raise a minimum of 500,000shs as my monthly income unlike those days when I relied on my husband for support”, Said Masibo
She also urged the other unemployed within the community to enroll for the tailoring training because they will never regret.
Mr. Ambrose Omoding, the site Engineer said the building consists of a show room, workshop room, store, two offices and two wash rooms.
The commissioning of the tailoring and design centre is slated for this month. The Centre will be formally opened by Lord Popat who was born close to Mbale and is a generous benefactor to the Region.
Spotlight on Africa focuses on four areas which include education, health, water and economic empowerment so as to deliver high quality positive impacting projects in the community.
Professor Andrew Mayo, until recently Chairman of Harpenden Spotlight on Africa based inUK, acknowledged the generous contribution on the Procter and Gamble Alumni Foundation, who enabled the building of the new Centre.
“This is a milestone in the economic empowerment of women and young people in the sub county we support,” Professor added.
The Spotlight on Africa Uganda Foundation is an International Non Governmental agency that coordinates official development assistance for Harpenden Spotlight on Africa UK – her sister organization. It is registered with the government of Uganda to bring meaningful life to her communities and grow them to maturity in Mbale district.