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In our today’s publication, we are featuring ALICE BIKOBA  who too  joined us for training in the January-February 2019 intake. ALICE aged 26 is a married mother of four(4) and a secondary Four leaver which she successfully completed in 2009. Alice’s Major to train at Rural Focus Initiative Uganda is to get the skills in Tailoring and later seek for a Job. Alice says earning money as a woman makes her proud of a her self. Apart from Tailoring and weaving, Alice likes watching movies and playing netball. She is an dmirant of Green color.


In our today’s publication, we are featuring BIIRA DAFINE who re-joined us for training in the January-February 2019 intake. Dafine Aged 18 is a trainee who joined us in 2018 but was unable to complete her course due to challenges at home. Previously she was staying with her brother who later vacated and went to a distant place, and therefor the distance to the training wasn’t walk-able since RuFI isn’t able to accommodate trainees and thus she stopped training prematurely.  With her determination and carriage, she later joined us in March to complete her studies. She now stays with herRead More


Three more are remaining and before the closure of the study period for the January – February intake, we will shall have introduced all our trainees. This Friday we are featuring ASIIMWE PATIENCE. ASIIMWE PATIENCE  aged 25 is a married  mother of  three(3) children under her care. Patience is a primary seven dropout who is current getting the tailoring skills at RuFI-Uganda.  Patience hails from a far village from where we are training ffrom and because of the need for skills she is currently staying with her brother as shill looks forward to complete the course at the end ofRead More

The Secret of the Jerry Can

By: Herbert Wenk, Senior Expert Services, Germany Clear water is a precious resource. Even in the Rwenzori region where rain is abundant. But only a few water taps for drinking water are available which must be shared by many households. The yellow jerry cans to carry the water from the taps are therefore a common sight also in the Acholi quarters It happened one evening, that a mother ordered her young daughter to fetch the water needed for cooking and washing. The family was very poor and they only had one jerry can to carry the water in. The girlRead More


With the high production of over 260 million tons of plastic the world produces each year, about 10 percent ends up in the Ocean, according to a Greenpeace report. According to the current global statistics, Billions of pounds of plastic can be found in swirling convergences in the oceans making up about 40 percent of the world’s ocean surfaces. 80 percent of pollution enters the ocean from the land. Plastic items take between 10-1000years to decompose whereas by 2080 it’s estimated that there will be more plastic than fish in oceans and lakes. This creates a great risk to farming and the entire human raceRead More


This Friday we yet again share with you one of our current trainees. Today we are featuring MUHINDO CHRISTINE aged 23, married and a mother three children. Christine is apparently training with us doing Weaving as her favorite course. She is a primary two drop out who didn’t manage to go further with formal education. Christine‘s  major goal is to start her own small scale business able to generate some income for her and also be in position to contribute to her family income as a wife and with capacity to take care of her children in times of scarcity.Read More


FEATURE FRIDAY Still  we bring to you one of our trainees in our January-February 2019 enrollment.  Featuring today is ASIIMAWE GORET aged 22 orphan from a family of nine under the care of their mum. Due to the life challenges and lack of School Fees, Goret was unable to fully complete her formal education and  was forced to drop out of school in her secondary Two. Never the less, Goret says she is happy to have joined the training at RuFI-Uganda to acquire the skills that can give hope for the future. Apparently, Goret lives with her elder sister asRead More

The Journey for 2019: Goal & Targets

It has been such a great in 2018 with lots of experience. Thanks to our committed team of staff, supporters and Donors for it has been a combined effort from you that led us go through 2018 with success registered! 2019 is here and we look forward to a joint effort to make it a success. For this year, our goals and targets are already set! Goal 2019: Income Generation for organization sustainability. RuFI-Uganda offers Vocational Skills Training in empowering the youth especially the young mothers and school dropouts with extra knowledge and Life skill to have them cope upRead More

Self help Skills for women economic independence

Through Vocational skills training, over 100 women have been equipped with skills in basket weaving and bead knitting across the district of Kasese and Bukedea District in eastern Uganda in partnership with Action for Development of Local Communities (ADOL). Girls out of school, Young mothers and single mothers have benefited much from this project. The Project aims at having a self reliant and sustaining community of  young and single mothers, women and girls both in school and out of school. Other activities with in this project is tailoring, Hair Dressing and Production of Reusable Sanitary Towels. All these programmes are designedRead More

Support Girls Keep in school to End Child Marriage today!

Ending Child Marriage in our communities start with individual responsibilities! Parents, teachers, girls themselves play fundamental roles to have girls keep and complete School. Rural Focus Initiative Uganda with its project Promoting Education Sustainability for Adolescent Girls(PESA) brings together all efforts from different actors to making a zero child marriage community a reality! It empowers community leaders, school teachers and senior women teachers, parents and local partners in reporting issues of child abuse especially girls to appropriate authorities for action. RuFI Uganda further empowers girls on how best they can contribute towards their own education through skills training and homeRead More