Oct 25, 2014
Mis on toimunud viimase kaheksa kuu jooksul? Üht ja teist.
Olen juba märtsi keskest alates Kampalas ning kuni septembri lõpuni tegelesin Mondo ettevõtluseksperdina sellega, et lükata käima uued kohvikust jätkusuutlikumad tegevused, mis toetaksid puuetega inimeste toimetulekut Ugandas; ning et tõmmata lahtised otsad kokku kohvikust jäänud küsimustes.
Tulemusena on Mondo algatanud koostöös kohaliku partneri Bluesky kooli ja Godwiniga kaks tegevust:
1. Tootmisüksus Bluesky kooli juures
|Bluesky põllul / Bluesky in the fields (foto: Kadi Epler)|
Kaheksast tootmisüksuses töötavast noorest neli said oma esimese töökogemuse Pop Up kohvikust.
2. Füüsilise puudega naiste õmblus-käsitöö pood
|Naised peavad plaane / Meeting with the women|
Hetkel aitab Kampalas tegevusi ellu viia ja tooteid turustada Mondo vabatahtlik Kadi ning protsessi ja tema kogemust saab jälgida Mondo Uganda vabatahtlike blogis www.mondougandas.blogspot.com.
Tegevuste rahatus tuleb Eesti Välisministeeriumilt, Pop Upist jäänud vahenditest ning Bluesky kooli kaasrahastusest.
Mina ise olen ikka Kampalas, sõidan bodadel, kauplen, naudin päikest ja värskeid mangosid. Aeg läheb edasi, kuid Kampala suudab endiselt üllatada, õnneks ikka ka positiivselt!:) Muude tegevuste kõrvalt hoian erivajadustega noorte tööhõive probleemi ikka südames ja käsi küljes.
Kes Ugandasse tulemas, andke endast märku! Ja KonTikiga saab tulla reisima ka nii, et mina olen reisijuhiks.
Quite a bit has taken place in Kampala in last 8 months.
I have been back in Uganda since March and until the end of September I have been working here as Mondo´s representative to pave a way for new and more sustainable activities to promote the employment of special needs; and to finalize open issues from Pop Up times. As a result Mondo, together with a local partner Bluesky, has started the two following activities:
1. Cottage Industry at Bluesky
Cottage Industry is a program of Bluesky with its main goal to provide employment for persons
with special needs at Bluesky and to function as model-project to demonstrate to broader public
that persons with special needs are able to work and participate in the society. Cottage industry
involves a variety of small scale production units that emphasize production of items in view of
the skills that the special needs shall have acquired in the practical skills training program of
Bluesky Education Center. Examples of production units are animal farming, crop farming and crafts making. The products of Cottage Industry are sold and the earned income is used to cover the living costs of the involved youth and provide them with a monthly allowance. During the project period 8 former students and graduates of Bluesky Education Center are involved in the Cottage Industry. Four of them got their first working experience at Pop Up Cafè.
2. A shop/crafts production center for ladies with physical disability
The aim of setting up a shop/crafts production center is to employ persons with physical
disability; and to demonstrate to broader public that persons with special needs are able to work
and participate in the society. The shop/production center is using acquired skills of tailoring and
crafts-making of the former students of Kampala School for the Physically Handicapped. The shop/production center involves 5 young women with physical disability and provides full-time employment to one of them and an extra income for the rest to facilitate their basic needs. The shop/production center is run by the group of young women themselves.
Mondo´s volunteer Kadi is currently in Uganda to support the set up of the activities and the marketing of the products. Please read about the process from Mondo volunteers´ blog www.mondougandas.blogspot.com
The activities are financed jointly by Estonian Foreign Ministry, from remaining funds from Pop Up Cafè and by co-finance from Bluesky.
I personally am still in Kampala and besides other things I am still keeping special needs employment issue in my heart and my hands involved.
If planning to come around, let me know!
|Naiste õmmeldud jakk / A jacket made by the women|
|Naiste õmmeldud seelik / A skirt made by the women|
|Naiste õmmeldud püksid / Trousers made by the women|
|Naiste tehtud pajalapid / Potholders made by the women|
|Blueskys plamilehtedest punutiste valmsitamine / Palm-leave weaving in Bluesy (foto: Kadi Epler)|
|Tootmisüksuse hoone / Cottage Industry|
|Kõrvarõngaste valmistamine Blueskys /Making airrings in Bluesky|