The Bishop of the Diocese of Kinkiizi, Right Reverend Dan Zoreka, recently emphasized the importance of enrolling children in vocational skills training to empower them to become job creators rather than job seekers in today’s highly competitive world.
He made these remarks during a graduation ceremony held at Holy Cross Guesthouse Nyakatare in Kanungu district, where 65 students graduated from the Mother’s Union Vocational Training Centre Kinkiizi.
These students successfully completed various vocational courses, including Tailoring and Knitting, Salon and Hairdressing, Baking, and Weaving, among others.
Bishop Zoreka highlighted the diocese’s commitment to partnering with the government to address the issue of youth unemployment, as traditional office jobs are becoming increasingly scarce.
The Diocesan Education coordinator, Rev Stella Arineitwe, noted that most of the students passed their examinations with high marks and encouraged the graduates to apply what they’ve learned to gain valuable experience in their chosen professions.
Ben Kurigamba, the Head of Laity for the Diocese of Kinkiizi, expressed gratitude for the establishment of such an institution by the Diocese, which aims to train Ugandans to become job creators.
The principal of the Mother’s Union Vocational Training Centre, Mrs. Shallon Baryabasa, encouraged the graduates to serve as exemplary ambassadors in their communities, showcasing their skills and character, and inspiring other girls to join this valuable institution.
This institution was established by the Mother’s Union department of the Diocese of Kinkiizi to empower girls and women who may not have had extensive educational opportunities.