Nurses have been advised to embrace hands on vocational skills in a bid to fight poverty. Juliet Kigonya Director of Nurses Concern for Adolescents says salary paid to nurses is too little to support their families.
“Learning hands on vocational skill will empower you to make additional money to provide for the families.nurses profession is very demanding yet the salary is too little however having hands on skills will allow you generate alternative cashline like poultry,bakery, mushroom farming and tailoring,”she said.
Her advise comes days to nurses day celebrations slated for 12th may.
It also supports the new trend government has taken in skilling Ugandans in a bid to create more jobs.
Ministry of education in partnership with private sector foundation Uganda is implementing skills development programme where youth and women will be trained in hands on skills to empower them for self reliance.
Through her organisation, Kigonya trains youth in hands on crafts and much room farming.
Concern for adolescents Uganda is one the institutions scheduled to benefit from private sector foundations skills development project funded by World Bank.
SDF is a five year development programme designed to empower the youth in vocational skills.
The scheme covers agriculture, tourism, hospitality,manufacturing, information and technology sectors
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