We are delighted to welcome Alum Vicky onto our project: “Mentoring Young Adults into Innovators against Poverty.” She will effectively begin here journey with us on 7th January 2021 when she will participate in a training session on cash flows that will be facilitated by our lead mentor, Norah Owaraga, at our Lira Learning Centre from 7th to 9th January 2021.
We are convinced that Alum qualifies for our mentoring programme because, for example, after her employment contract with BRAC ended, she did not sit back and twiddle her thumbs dejectedly, but she innovated and started a business – dealing in second hand clothes.
According to her:
“This business helped me to raise some small profits and I invested into farming. I do cultivate cash crops, like: sim sim (sesame) and this again helped me to boost up my business. And the remaining part of the money I use it for paying school fees for my young brothers and sisters. Some part of the cultivated sim sim remains for home consumption.
I believe that the ideas that I will get from CPAR Uganda will also make me become a better innovator.”Alum Vicky, Innovator
Alum is a descended from Lango Kingdom. Her ancestral village Amolator Acon Village in Amolator District, although she is currently a resident of Lira City. She is a university graduate who holds a Bachelors Degree in Development Studies from Kampala University.