John Alibankoha’s Presentation

UGANDA

THE ROLE OF VOCATIONAL TECHNICAL EDUCATION IN DEVELOPMENT

Friday 23 September at 2.00PM

At Tools For Solidarity

A Presentation by John Alibankoha Director of Rural People in Action for Development (RUPAD) on the current situation in Uganda, the role of Technical Vocational Education Training (TVET) in development and the work of RUPAD.

John Alibankoha has worked for many years with the Uganda Rural Development and Training Programme (URDT) as international partnership co-ordinator, was a local councillor for over 10 years for the Kibaale District in Western Uganda and is the founder and director of a number of projects including RUPAD.

For those of you who couldn’t make it to the workshop, we have uploaded John Alibankoha’s presentation, just click here to read it!

Should you need any further information on John, RUPAD or TFS projects, feel free to contact us!

Shipment 2011

The Shipment!

Our last shipment reached Tanzania last February, therefore it’s time to get into action again! In the workshop we have been working for months to get ready for the big day, which is going to be September, 19th! By then:

  • 400 sewing machines;

  • 15 treadles;

  • an huge number of sewing machines spare parts;

  • 10 mechanic kits;

  • 6 knitting machines;

  • 8 industrial machines;

  • bikes.

will be refurbished, sorted out, repaired and boxed up to make their way to Mwanza and Kigoma. Last year’s container will give you an idea of the work involved in this process.

(Wo)Men at Work!

Getting ready for the shipment is no joke, the volunteers are under constant pressure!

…and the work goes on! Come back next week for updates on the shipment and pictures of the big day!