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Adoch Deborah Komakech Joins Mentoring Programme

We are delighted to welcome Adoch Dorah Komakech 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.

Adoch  is convinced that her being flexible to adapt to different situations, combined with her professional experience and her academic achievements qualify he to be part of the team of young adult innovators that are mentored by CPAR Uganda.

She explained that after graduating from Law Development Centre with a Diploma in Law, like many young Ugandans who have attained a high level of formal schooling in the Uganda education system, she had high expectations of getting a ‘white collar job’.

However, when that did not pan out Adoch was flexible enough to accept a job as a primary school teacher, in which she was seconded by an international NGOto go a teach at a school in Madi Okollo in West Nile.

She had foresight, Adoch says, of attending evening skilling sessions, while she was a teacher and she acquired hair dressing skills as well. And she was happy to share thus:

“After my work was affected by the COVID-19 pandemic (schools were closed), I am glad that I put my hairdressing skills into practice by opening a salon, which am operating at the moment.”

Adoch Dorah Komakech

According to Adoch, her salon has now been open for three months and due to her hard work, she is already beginning to establish a good customer base and is already considering hiring other human resources to work for her.

Adoch is descended from Acholi Kingdom – her ancestral village is Kitgum Matidi in Ibakara Sub-County of Kitgum District. She, however, currently resides in Lira City.

14 responses to “Adoch Deborah Komakech Joins Mentoring Programme”

  1. “The skill I got from the cash flow training has changed my thing and I have been able to use it to plan and budget for my saloon activities every month. I employed one girl to work for me and she cannot cheat me with the excuse that I am not around. This is because in the cash flow I drew, it’s indicating money coming in the business and all the expenses and income generated all estimated.” Interesting learning and usage of the cash flow as a tool to ensure you are not cheated! Very interesting indeed. Keep walking Dorah and move your business to greater heights.

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  2. My life changed tremendously ever since I joined the mentoring program under the lead mentor of CPAR Uganda,giving the fact that I am again participating and benefitting directly from the challenging categories project,leaving the money part,the skill I got from the cash flow training has changed my thing and I have been able to use it to plan and budget my saloon activities every month,with this recently I employed one girl to work for me and she cannot cheat me with the excuse that I am not around since I am always away due to my participation in the challenging category project which takes me for fieldwork daily,this is because in the cash flow I drew,it’s indicating money coming in the usiness and all the expenses and income generated all estimated and the good part of it is that the mentoring program has helped me in changing two lives,I remember when I was attending the training on cash flow,I had said that I would use my saloon business combined with knowledge I got from the mentoring program to help some young girls who have been victims of teen age pregnancy and skill them for free,well I was able to do that because the girl that I have employed currently is avictim that I took in and gave her free training and I again employed her on top of that,the good part of it is that I was able to teach her knowledge on cash flow in the process of drawing one for the saloon and she makes it monthly as I am not around and she told me that the money I pay her with at the saloon has helped her to also start up asmall poultry farm at home and she told that before buying the chicken,she drew her cash flow to know the budget and plan just like the one she saw me drawing at the saloon and it guieded her on how to use her little saving to manage the poultry business and she told me that she also transfered the knowledge to her mother in law to apply in her market vending business,I can testify to this because her mother in law came to me at the saloon last Sunday to thank me for changing the life of her daughter in law who was just sitting at home and had lost all hops of ever doing anything useful with her life,here I as adoch dorah komakech am so glad that I participated in putting a smile on another girl’s face and this was possible only after me joining the mentoring program at CPAR UGANDA where you get skills on the reality on ground for the youth in Uganda right now,most credits goes to the lead mentor,thank you so much once again for considering me

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  3. […] Adoch Dorah Komakech at her hair salon at Uhuru Bar in Lira City. Whereas, she lives in Kakoge A in Ojwina Division in Lira City, her ancestral village is Bobi Central in Kitugum-Matidi Sub-County in Cwaa East County in Kitgum District. She holds a Diploma in Law from the Law Development Centre, Kampala and is a beneficiary of our mentoring programme. […]


  4. I am so glad to be added to this platform and am looking forward to learning more from the mentorship and also passing on to the community of young adults where I live

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