The Role Model; the First Female Welder, Josophine!
She is 22 years old and a single mother of two who lives in Kasungu. She is the fifth born in the family of a retired primary school teacher. She learned welding and fabrication from July to December 2022. Josephine is a participant in the WUSC PIF project with There is Hope, which aims to […]
Pasco, the Genius!
Pasco is a form three secondary school student. He passed the 2022/2023 National Junior Exams with flying colors! Not just a cliché; he managed to get six As and five Bs. Yes, eleven distinctions in all the eleven subjects that he sat for. Rwandese by nationality, Pasco arrived with his parents at Dzaleka Refugee Camp […]
The making of the first female tailor…
Janet is a young mother of 1 child. She is 23 years old. Janet joined the Tailoring Course with the cohort of January to June 2022 and graduated in September of the same year. She heard of There is Hope from one of our graduates from the same trade. Her father encouraged her to enroll […]
Age Is Just A Number: Mariam’s Journey to Becoming a Tailor at 40
As we chat with Mariam Baisikolo late one afternoon in May of this year, she is interrupted by customers coming to seek her services or a passerby or two shouting “Atelala!…(Tailor!)”. The intriguing story of how the mother of 4 and grandmother of one became a trained Tailor at 43 is what brought me to […]