Business Training & Mentorship
We have devoted efforts to ensuring that the supported children in the education sector and other vulnerable youths are empowered with business skills through a well-tailored business mentorship and coaching program run on a module basis. The modules of focus include among others Self-discovery: Personal SWOT analysis and goal setting, personal entrepreneurial competences, business idea generation, market research, Business Financing, Business records management, managing business growth, sole proprietorships Vs partnerships, business registration procedures, business plan development.
Although we have registered remarkable results in having many of our sponsored graduates accessing decent employment at national and international level, there are many that have as well succeeded in establishing and effectively managing their Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and Income Generating Activities (IGA) as a result of the business mentorship program including those that have existed the vocational training programs. PaCT has widened her strategies to integrate the business mentorship and training program into her other projects to ensure that a wider community is empowered to achieve economic sustainability. Teenage mothers and teenage headed families for instance are also taken through life skills trainings. Upon completion of trainings, they are supported with startup kits to enable them start their own businesses.
Modern Farming Projects
Agriculture is the backbone of Uganda’s economy, employing 70% of the population, and contributing half of Uganda’s export earnings and a quarter of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP). Currently the Agriculture sector is growing at an average rate of 2.8% per year in the last 8 years. Since most Ugandans live in rural areas and practice farming, raising agriculture incomes – a centerpiece of making farming more productive and profitable through agriculture diversification and value addition is critical to reducing poverty, boosting prosperity and creating jobs, especially for women and youths.
PaCT has widely engaged communities with focus on empowering women and youth capacity to ensure that the 80% of Uganda’s land which is arable is being utilized for cultivation. This has been successfully achieved through establishing modern demonstration farms for leading cash crops like coffee to offer benchmarking and research opportunities to coffee farmers for increased coffee production. Elderly women are also being supported and empowered to establish vegetable backyard gardens for improved nutrition and household income.
What they say
I was inspired to support the building of the Rwamashengyero Clinic when I read about the Mityana Charity or PaCT as it’s known in Uganda and all that it had already achieved with health care in the area. When they told me about plans for a new clinic due to the numerous challenges that we being faced by mothers, I knew this was something really important that I could contribute to save lives of mothers and their babies. I was a medical herbalist for much of my working life. It seemed terrible to think how heavily pregnant women were having to travel on scooters or walk to get medical assistance, and that children might lose out on inoculations. I was fortunate to be born in a wealthy country, and am aware that much of that wealth came at the expense of others which motives me to support. Helping to build the Rwamashengyero Clinic which currently benefits approximate average of 370 people a month is my small contribution to the wonderful people of Uganda. I’m so glad the clinic is already proving useful to hundreds on Ugandan and I have no doubt that it’s greatly improving their quality of life. I was equally motivated and encouraged to support by the high level of transparence and accountability exhibited by PaCT and her sister Charity, The Mityana Charity in UK. I shall follow its progress with great interest.