Students learn practical carpentry skills
In June ASOD is starting a carpentry project to train practical carpentry skills to 40 students. A lot of Ugandan children finish their education after which they lack job opportunities, others lack the academic skills to study but are very talented with their hands. Therefore ASOD is very happy it can now train more practical skills to its students. It was possible to start this project with the assistance of the former director of the Dutch academic centre for child and youth psychiatry Curium-LUMC.
In the next weeks students will start learning basic wood works, after which they will learn how to make basic furniture as benches and chairs. A professional carpenter will train the children practical skills. Our accountant, Allan, will manage the project and will teach the students entrepreneur skills. In the pictures you can see him showing the tools to our students and see the students proudly posing with the new tools. With this project we hope our children will be more success full in the future and have the skills to be self employed as a carpenter. The chairs and benches made by our students during the project will be for sale and will and will be used to sustain the project.