Kalaya Vocational Training Centre is located in Ssese Island’s Kalanga district. The district is known for its beautiful white beaches, fishing, birds of many species and lush green forest. The district has a major problem—it is one of the districts in Uganda with the highest rate of HIV/AIDS. The school drop-out rate for girls and teenage pregnancies is very high. The Kalaya Training Centre, with its one-year program paid for by WOH sponsors, provides mentoring support, life skills development, and vocational training courses to young women.The young women learn a skill that will help them to fully support themselves. The school has a sewing workshop that makes many beautiful items to generate income for the Centre.
Uganda is in a phase of recovery and reconstruction as it works to emerge from a 23-year civil war. Violent conflict has devastating effects on a country and its people, including economic and infrastructural damage, exacerbated health issues, orphaned children and displaced people. The violence that swept Uganda inflicted a particularly heavy toll on women. The ministry of Kalaya School on beautiful Ssese Island, Uganda, Africa is to equip young women with skills that will enable them to be gainfully employed for their future. At present the school is training in the catering and tailoring fields, with plans to expand their programming to include child care classes as well.
The construction of a kitchen is an important project for the Kalaya Training Center. Not only do we teach catering to our student, the school has missionaries, teachers and other administrative staff coming to minister to the needs of the students. A fully functioning kitchen will help with our catering program, as well as, provide convenient facilities to host visitors. Your contribution will help us continue to meet the need of these beautiful young women who have been wounded by their environment.
Sponsor a young woman for just $40 per month you give a young woman an opportunity to enroll in a one-year course at the Kalaya Vocational Training Centre to learn a skill in catering or tailoring that will help them break the cycle of poverty in their lives.
One out of seven people in the world today cannot access safe drinking water. It is a luxury in many parts of Uganda. In Ssese, many people suffer from water born diseases as well as children having to go long distances to fetch dirty water. We were vert passionate about providing clean water for Kalaya Training Centre. A new well was built to provide clean, accessible drinking water for the students and surrounding community.
Dear Sponsor. Thank you for your support. Because of you, I am learning the trade of sewing. I love to create beautiful things and am most grateful that I will be able to use the skills I learn at Kalaya to make a future for my self.
I am most grateful to be in school. I will study hard to make a better future for myself and for my family. Because of your support, I am happy today. I would not be in school if it were not for you. God bless you very much.
I am thankful for all of the very important lessons I have learned thanks to my sponsor. I work hard to make you proud. Thank you for your support.