From Thursday, 21st January to Saturday, 23rd January 2021, eleven young adults participated in our training session on cash flows for income generation; a sub-session of Module 4: Initiating and Sustaining Innovations for Positive Change in Rural Uganda of our project: Mentoring Young Adults into Innovators against Poverty.
We learnt and practiced how to develop a cash flow for income generating projects, from start to finish. Our young innovators who participated in the training committed that they will use their new knowledge and skills as follows, in their words:
- Start a new business of fattening cows (livestock)
- Improve running of my existing shoe business
- Apply it to my existing Art and Design Project
- Plan for a poultry business, specifically determining how successful it will be before starting.
- Use in my business of selling second hand clothes and also for my simsim (sesame) production business.
- Implement my existing business of money lending
- Monitor my existing retail shop business; and to start a new business of produce or poultry.
- Introduce the cash flow in my existing hair salon business; and also use the knowledge in a new business I am planning to start up in September.
- Apply it in my existing IT Business, as I plan to expand it – I am looking at incorporating sales of computers and accessories.
- Develop a cash flow for my existing shoe business
The training materials were developed by Ms. Norah Owaraga, our Managing Director; and she facilitated this our first training session on cash flows for income generation. The training was hands-on, practical and it was delivered in a manner that encouraged maximum participation of each and every participant.
We had plenary sessions.
We had exercises in pairs, in small groups and individually.
Our fabulously spacious and serene CPAR Uganda Lira Learning Centre hosted the training; a very ideal centre, especially so in these days of the coronavirus pandemic.