Shine with Skills Foundation

We are delighted to be supporting the Shine With Skills Foundation through The PIEoneer Awards 2023.

Shine With Skills Foundation was founded in 2018 by Francis Ishenda and Immaculate Mukawumbya in Jinja, Uganda - later becoming a registered charity/ NGO in 2019.

Their mission is to support, empower and sustain the livelihoods of youths in marginalized communities in Jinja. They aim to support orphaned youths, young mothers, victims of domestic and sexual abuse/ exploitation.

Their aim is to empower youths to become financially independent through our free vocational training programs. These programs are built to give them a kick-start in either setting up their own businesses or to make them employable.

They provide free vocational training in craft making, tailoring, welding, welding, caged fish farming, computer training and hairdressing. To date, SWSF has supported over a thousand women, launched 6 skilling programs and worked with over a hundred thousand people across various project initiatives.

For more information about the incredible work they do, check out their website:

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