RICE-WN Celebrates The Graduation of 2015 to 2016 Vocational School GFC Beneficiaries!

After a one year vocation training struggle, Today finally our GFC (Global Fund for Children) girls happily smile during there graduation ceremony. These forever happy girls have been studying from “Flamino Vocational Training Centre” in Arua district. The school is one of the best training centers for excellent hands on knowledge.

From left to right: Koli Boulis(2016), Bako Gloria (2016), Asianzu Nancy(RICE-WN), Angaika Jessica(2016), Sikina Annet(2016), and Alomo Joyce(2015)

Communications Officer Veronica Wairimu, Sikina Annet and GFC focal person at RICE-WN Asianzu Nancy take a selfie during the graduation Ceremony

Communications Officer Wairimu Veronicah takes a selfie with GFCgraduants at “Flamino vocational training centre”

In 2015, three (3) girls did tailoring and two (2) girls did salon and hair dressing whereas in 2016 two (2) girls did salon and hair dressing two (2) girls did salon and hair dressing and one (1) did catering. All these are at certificate levels.

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RICE-WN issues scholastic and sanitary material to GFC beneficiaries at Excel High Secondary School

Hello there,
RICE-WN issuing scholastic and sanitary material to GFC (Global Fund for Children) beneficiaries in Excel High Secondary School in Rhino Camp refugee settlement on Friday 6th 2017. This is done so as to promote education among conflict affected girls and ensure their retention in school and access to secondary education.
Thanks to RICE-WN staff that participated and the Management of Excel High Secondary school and the public at large for supporting our interventions.

Left (L-R) RICE-WN staff Asianzu nancy and  Afoyoroth Joy deliver sanitary material to a beneficiary (in orange T-shirt) at Excel high secondary school in Rhino camp. This activity was witness by the Head teacher of the school (on chair between beneficiary and staff). 

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RICE-WN staff Asianzu nancy delivers soap to a GFC beneficiary at Excel High
A beneficiary smiles to the camera after receiving sanitary and scholastic material.
RICE-WN staff Asianzu nancy delivers soap to a GFC beneficiary at Excel High
RICE-WN staff and GFC beneficiaries have a briefing before starting to issue the sanitary and scholastic material

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Entrepreneur Training a turning point for Ms. Angucia


Infront of Jane Angucia, liquid soap(L), bags(C) and on the left hand side is the RICE-WN staff holding the reusable pads.

Jane Angucia 45 years old and mother of 5 from  Yivu sub-county , Maracha District in Panani women’s group made up of 23 women  has greatly benefited from the  Days for Girls Kit training in conjunction with SNV and is now training others in making liquid soap, reusable sanitary pads and bags. Having been recommended by RICE-WN, she has managed to make 6 twenty liter jerry cans of liquid soap and trained five more people who can now make liquid soap on their own and one person is able to make the reusable pads competently since the training in Nov/ 2015.

She sells a liter of soap at 2000 Ugandan shillings and a kit of reusable pads at 15000 Ugandan shillings together with the bag. In a month she earns an extra income of about 180,000 Ugandan shillings and she says the training has managed to improve the lives of women health wise with the use of reusable pads which she says are durable for up to three years and do not cause health problems if used properly.

She says this training has been a turning point for her as she now earns more money from the items she makes compared to her previous earnings from teaching only before getting the training. She distributes to schools especially during school days, homesteads, market and hospitals. Due to her success other women have been inspired to learn such skills from her. According to the reports she gets from school buyers, Jane says liquid soap which is poured in the water requires one just to wash and rinse, therefore it is more economical compared to soap which pupils use and sometimes decide to take.

“I get more business especially during school days because that’s when there is higher demand, some people are even already asking for more liquid soap unfortunately the materials for making are done”

Due to the good benefits other women have shown interest and are willing to start learning the skills for example Pazo group, Ofude, Yivu, Oleba and Mbaffe who join her for trainings on Saturdays.

The challenges she has met especially is with the low demand for reusable pads as most of the girls prefer using disposable ones however she encourages that its healthier using reusable pads and fortunately they even last for three years and are cheaper  in the long run.

“There have been many deaths in our area of women dying from cancer of the womb, women don’t mind about the chemicals that disposable pads have, that’s why I use reusable pads to avoid such diseases.”

When asked how she heard about RICE-WN , it was through radio and visitations, sensitization on use of latrines at schools and RICE-WN function at Tara on malaria prevention. Jane applauded RICE-WN for her good works and encouraged her to continue transforming communities. She also added that they had drawn a business plan for around one year which they were yet to print and submit to RICE-WN for advice and support so as to expand the business.