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X-SUBA Girls Beads project

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X-SUBA has been working with young people at risk for more than a year now. As we engage our young people into productive activities, we connect and learn about their needs, desires and skills they wish to acquire. This was how the idea of the beads project came about.

Paper beads are very popular as necklesses and bracelets and known to be made by women in most Ugandan communities as a source of income. This is also the case in Walukuba-Masese where X-SUBA works, as some of our youth have mothers who are engaged in this activity. The idea of starting a girl's beads project came about after a series of life skills classes on livelihoods.

We have been working with our young people and brainstorming on how they can generate income to support their education and afford basic needs. It started with the vegetable gardening which is now on, they are growing vetables for sale and for better nutrition. When we introduced "the watch me dance" project, the girls prefered something different and suggested for an activity they can do from home. After learning about some of the mother's involvement in beads processing it was suggested that the girls also take part. The girls all seemed very enthusiastic about it and welcomed the idea.

Our young people now have a variety of choices, from sports, farming, dancing and now beads.....amazing. Be part of this amazing project by donating money to purchase the materials needed to kick start the project!

Support X-SUBA'S girls beads project for sustainable income generation for education and other basic needs!

The proposed project is a livelihoods project targeting at risk young girls from poverty stricken families to assist them to meet their basic needs. The project starts by targeting 15 girls but more can join later, maybe even boys! We will involve our young girls in art work of making beautiful African beads necklaces, bracelets and rings. The girls will be trained and given skills on how to make different designs of the beads. The training will take place over the weekends for at period of 3 months and it will be led by a hired trainer from the same community as the girls.

The training enables the girls to make beads in different designs, and after the training they will be able to produce necklesses and/or bracelets every weekend (and during school holidays) to sell and make money for school fees and other needs like soap and books.

The pieces will be marketed locally through art gallaries and fundraising events.

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