1st ICT graduation for Reach out Wives of Soldiers Association-ROWOSA
Talking about the essential contributions of ICTs in global development, many organizations including rural communities have embraced Information and Communications Technologies as a very important tool for facilitating flow of information, knowledge generation and management as well as the storage, capturing and dissemination of relevant information.
In Uganda, the Reach Out Wives of Soldiers Association (ROWOSA) based in Bombo Army Headquarters have taken up ICT skills training amongst its members as a way to improve communications, entrepreneurial, business skills and information flow among the wives of soldiers.
The 1st ICT graduation ceremony for ROWOSA’s ICT students took place on the 21st of February 2013 at Bombo Barracks Parade Ground.
The function was presided over by the Minister for Education and Sports Jessica Alupo. Alupo encouraged the graduands to put the skills obtained into useful purposes. The Minister also thanked Reach Out Wives of Soldiers Association (ROWOSA) for their efforts to implement projects that have improved the lives of wives of soldiers.
WOUGNET was represented in the function by Dr. Dorothy Okello, Founder, and Ms Goretti Amuriat, the Senior Program Officer – Gender and ICT Policy Advocacy Program. WOUGNET was instrumental in facilitating the first seed funding of 5,000 US Dollars towards the ROWOSA’s ICT Project of an Internet Cafe and ICT Training Centre. The funds were from the Regional ICT Support Program run by the East Africa Community (EAC).
Other projects that RUWOSA are undertaking at the moment are the Laundry project, Tailoring, Mushroom growing and a Bakery project which uses a firewood oven.