Over the last three weeks, the Fontes Foundation team and the Potentiam Youth Centre staff have been mobilising and informing women in the slums surrounding Muyenga and Bukasa, about our Single Mothers Programme. The programme aims to empower young single mothers through soft and hard skills training so that they can create employment opportunities and financial independence for themselves and their children.
Over the next month, the women will be learning how to make local, popular snacks. In addition, to the hands-on training, the women will also be taught marketing, saving and financial management skills to assist them in creating start-up businesses. The mobilisation efforts were a huge success with the first two classes filled with excited young mothers. The mothers were able to devote their full attention to the training, as their children were cared for by the centre’s childminder in the children’s corner. Although, sometimes a moment of a mother’s touch is needed.