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Karamoja Region Skills Development Project

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JUDITH THE TRAINED CEO FOR THE BJG UNISEX SALOON IN ABIM -UGANDA

JUDITH THE TRAINED CEO FOR THE BJG UNISEX SALOON IN ABIM -UGANDA

Judith proudly displays her signpost that brands her saloon located in the small-town centre building in Apekare Abim District.  She says that the Skills that she acquired have helped her live  a better life. “The journey has not been a bed of roses. I was born in an impoverished family. I earned a living by vending maize and I could hardly afford the basic needs in life. This taught me to appreciate the skills I got” she summarises her journey as if to tell a story of vulnerable girl who escaped extreme poverty due to skilling.   Her desire was to become a secondary school teacher but she does not mind being a hair stylist   This is how it all begun! One particular Sunday while attending church service at Abim Church of Uganda, the service programme manager announced opportunities to train young Karamajongs in hairstyling and other skills.  She took on the opportunity without hesitation and for 6 months she attended training under Brac.  It is after this training that the “Go smart group saloon” was birthed. After making some savings she broke away from the group to form BJG Unisex salon in Abim.  Judith not just a hair stylist but a certified trainer and chief executive officer of BJG.  Her dream is to become a community trainer under a bigger organisation. “Business is seasonal but we are managing. Life is better” she confidently remarks.  Her life motto is “no condition is permanent, seek, believe and work!”

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