June 18, 2024

Over 390 girls living on Lira city streets

By Patricia Aceng (patricia.aceng@vol.co.ug)

Lira

A section of street children in Lira city have received a donation of a sewing machine from Kwania district woman MP Kenny Auma Lapat to support them in vocational skills training.

The sewing machine was handed over to Rachael Awor, 19 who has been sheltering some female street kids, by the station manager of voice of Lango FM, Elvis Ajwika at Te-cel, Lira town college grounds.

Awor expressed excitement with the sewing machine, which she said will go a long way to improve the lives of the street kids.

Voice of Lango station manager Elvis Ajwika said the sewing machine was donated to enable more girls gain skills in tailoring for self-sustainability.

Bosco Ogwang Edola, the clan leader of Omolatar Odyakol also a member of Te-cel group tipped the street children on personal responsibility and organizing themselves in groups to access support for empowerment.

Edola asked the youths to utilize the youth industrial skills hub at Lira University to gain vocational skills training.

 According to a mini survey conducted by Voice of Lango FM, over 390 girls are currently living as street kids in Lira city.