It was all joy at AICOD’S Vocational training Centre as a donation of 3 sewing machines were delivered on Friday 20th June 2014. It has been crippling with only 3 sewing machines and 9 children were sharing one machine meaning that at least now our machine – child ratio has reduced to at least 1:5, so this donation is big relief to the organisation.
The machines were donated by Rural Action Community Based Organisation (RACOBAO) a child and HIV/AIDS focused organisation based in Lyantonde. AICOD is providing vocational training to children with disabilities and other vulnerable children to provide them with skills for independent living and economic sustainability. Most of the children have dropped out of, or never attended, school at all.
|The Founder Receiving the Machines from RACOBAO|
Now, 29 children are enrolled using only 6 sewing machines. These children come from very poor families and some are orphans and also taking care of their siblings. Thus cannot afford to get training materials, such as cloths for cutting, thread, tape measure and above all lunch because the Centre is not able provide them. We appeal to well-wishers who are willing to donate to this cause to make the lives of these vulnerable children more fulfilling.