By George Emuron
The United Kingdom agency identified as tools with a mission (TWAM) has donated hand skill training tools to vulnerable youth in Kolir Sub County in Bukedea district.
The donation was delivered on 5th, July 2023 under the United Kingdom delegation headed by Mr. David Richard Smart.
According to Mr. Smart, most western countries aid Ugandans with money and food but the rate of poverty is still high.
Mr. Smart said the United Kingdom started to collect some of the used hand-skilling tools whose conditions are much better in order to support Ugandans, mostly the vulnerable youth.
“These tools are much better and as a country we looked at giving food aid and money to the youth won’t help, but with hand skilling tools, youth can make their own money”, said Mr. Smart.
Among the donated hand skilling tools are tailoring machines, mechanic kits, carpentry kits, welding kits among others.
Mr. Kokas Oculi, the Kolir local council three chairperson said Kolir is one of the sub counties affected by high number of school drop outs.
“This hand skill training tools will now help us to start a hand skill training school in our community”, said Mr. Oculi.
Mr. John Robert Kiria, the program coordinator says the received training tools will be worthy about 30 million shillings.
Benjamin Oluka, one of the area members, said most of the youth have been struggling to survive in the community.