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Introducing the Bag Yange Campaign

Education is the best gift a child can have, and because of this, children deserve equal access to education across the divide. A number of children in the rural areas of Uganda especially those from low-income families still suffer from limited resources and tools to support their education which hinders their learning, interactions, growth and perfomance at school.
Its with background that Streetlights Uganda under the @ntungaprogram
and Bag Yange Project are launching a campaign themed #BagYangeCampaign. The aim of the campaign is to make 200 bags to be distributed to children at Buseruka Primary School in Hoima District at the start of 2023 to help them carry and protect their school items in one place but also feel proud to own a school bag.
The bags are to be tailored by the Ntunga Women out of recycled Old jeans we are collecting from all well wishers. We call upon all of you to donate an Old pair of denim (jeans) to support the production of these bags. Reach out to the numbers on posters for the collection of Jeans. #BagYange #AnOldJeanForASchoolBag #UnearthingPotential #NtungaWomen


The Ntunga Project: A Step Towards Empowering Women

Among Joyce one of the women in the inaugural cohort of the Ntunga Women in Kibuli during their graduation display.

      Streetlights Uganda alongside People Concern Children’s Project presented an exciting and impactful project showcase called Ntunga which saw a good number of women graduate on a Saturday afternoon last week on the 7th October 2017. The event was filled with colour and fun as it saw 7 out of the 15 women that joined the project graduate after successfully completing the program.

The Ntunga Project was started as a pilot program, 6 months back in Kibuli – Kasasizi Zone with 15 women joining the program. The initiative focused mostly on empowering and reskilling women in poverty stricken areas by teaching them sewing skills to improve on their livelihoods.

Mrs. Progress Chisenga, the Marketing Director for Vodafone Uganda sharing a light moment with the participants of the Ntunga Project.

Why the name Ntunga?

The name of the project, “Ntunga” was derived from a Luganda word that means, “am sewing” which directly relates to what the program focuses on. During the last few months of the Ntunga project, women were taught the skills of using the sewing machine as a means to improving their way of life. They were given the knowledge of creating beautiful garment designs and other products that they would sale to gain a source of income for their households. The event took place in the slum areas of Kisasizi Zone, Kibuli and it received a good turn up of people including the Chief guest Mrs. Progress Chisenga, the Marketing Director for Vodafone Uganda who came to celebrate and wish the grandaunts the best in their future endeavors.

The event was organised by Streetlights Uganda at the People Concern Children’s Project located in Kibuli. The guests were entertained with a fashion showcase and a women’s exhibition before awarding certificates to the women that had completed the program.

Uganda needs to have more of such projects that empower women with valuable skills that help improve their daily lives.