Changing Lives Skills Support during the Covid Pandemic:
We at Changing Lives International saw the time of the pandemic not as a setback but a set up to develop our local people. We therefore built a skills centre in Kiyuni Mubende which was aimed at:
- Supporting young women fully social distanced and in small numbers at a time to learn how to sew. Sewing machines were purchased and young girls were encouraged to learn new skills.
- The centre also aims to teach girls the importance of maintaining their reproductive health. With this intervention this community did not have any pregnancies in young girls during the pandemic as training was beneficial.
- We are mindful as part of reproductive health to ensure girls and women maintain their physical, mental and social well-being.
In 2022 our aim will be to utilise our newly built office facilities to:
- Implement reproductive health programs for out-of-school and married adolescents.
- This will prevent early pregnancies for young girls.
- It will ensure local people especially young people have access to sexual and reproductive health services
- We have made contacts with Doctors/ Health Practitioners and Gynaecologists at the main hospital in Mubende who are already looking at the health of our women
” For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.”
“The abundant love of our Lord Jesus compels us to extend that love to all his creation.”
Tree Planting Initiative for farmers has started in order to fight Climate Change:
This has encouraged social interaction and a stronger sense of community. Trees help to improve soils and prevent flooding and erosion.
Reduce climate change- We have encouraged our people to see trees as a source of oxygen and a survival tool.
Reduce soil erosion, increase fertility and help soil obtain moisture. Currently all our local people have planted fruit trees like mangos, oranges, papaws and sour-sop trees.