Somero Uganda ‘s 2nd Graduation ceremony of the computer students


A student shows her cerificateSomero Uganda carried out a pilot computer project last year in which 16 students were awarded certificates in basic computer programs like MS Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Publisher, and Internet use.

This year,after considering the challenges faced last year,  the organisation trained 32 young women in basic computer skills and this time included more employable programs like foto editing and movie making. The students were trained for five months (January – May )and were sent for internship for one month. The students were then awarded certificates on 6th July 2012. The guest of honour fo the ceremony was Mr. Martin Kiiza, the Secretary General of National Council for Children.

The  ceremony was attended by representatives from networking organisations, like FAWE Uganda charpter, Kawempe Youth Development Association,National Council for Children, among others. Two of the Somero Uganda Advisory Board members also attended the ceremony  as well as some local leaders and parents in the community.  

A number of people gave speeches, including the chairperson of Lufula zone, Bwaise III Kawempe division, who welcomed he guests in the area, the students’ representative, the computer tutor at Somero Uganda, the National Director and some staff members of Somero Uganda as well as the Guest of Honour.

A number of activities took place, including the awarding of certificates to the graduants, cutting of the cake as well as entertainment from the graduants.

The organisation hopes to graduate other 40 young women in November 2012.

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