A group of Youth in Dokolo District receive Sewing Machines from Viable Organization.

By: Denis Omiji Oyugi

Dokolo. Viable organization an NGO based in USA in conjunction with Ipara Cooperatives Group based in Dokolo has donated seven Sewing Machines to a group of 83 Adult Youth to help them improve on their livelihood.

A group of Adult Youth consisting of 83 members are picked from Dokolo North, Dokolo South and some parts of Kaberamaido district. Agnes Owiny, the secretary Manager of Ipara Cooperatives Group, said that the good relations between the two organizations contribute a lot in transforming the lives of people in Dokolo and Kaberamaido districts.

“It’s your turn to put your efforts in what you have already been trained to do, skills that you have now can change your life tomorrow” Agnes said.

“As the current trainers start their practical work, the fresher will start their theoretical work.” She added

She applauded a viable organization for being so passionate in supporting and equipping the youth with machines like sewing, Knitting Machines, Hair Dressing and Saloons among others.

Davis Mukiza the Country Director of Viable organization, Praised the leadership of Ipara Cooperatives for Partnering with Viable organization in promoting Vocational Skills, business skills, financial displine and others among the youth in Dokolo and Kaberamaido district.

“My role is to lobby, to get these sewing machines wasn’t easy we budgeted in making sure that somebody doesn’t discourage us”, Mukiza said.

“You are the first group of people to benefit from this and therefore don’t spoil these machines because our dream is to have Ipara Technical Training Institute and you will be the first teachers at Ipara Institution” He added.

According to Mukiza they injected around 10 million dollars in training the youth and purchasing the Sewing Machines. Chairperson of Ipara Cooperative who also doubles as the chief adviser Peter Ejabu Ewila urged the trainees to put love as a core role for them to succeed in whatever they are doing adding that skills need togetherness.

Some beneficiaries who spoke to LBS Praised Ipara Cooperatives and Viable Company for handpicking them from the bad State to another level.

The goal of youth skilling is to help young people transition from school to work and to give them the tools they need to succeed in their careers.

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