PIGGERY PROJECT TRAINING REPORT
Mitooma Women’s Dignity foundation (MIWODIF) received funding from American Women For International Understanding (AWIU) to support Mitooma Women’s Dignity Foundation piggery project. The management of MIWODIF has started conducting piggery farming training for its beneficiaries. The training was officiated by the town clerk Mitooma town council and the sub county chief Mitooma.
The beneficiaries who attended the training were chairpersons and secretaries of MIWODIF VSLA group members, who will then train their members in their respective groups. The participants who attended were 60 in number.
The members were trained in the following: Pig house construction, feeding, saw management, piglet management, disease control among others.
Members appreciated AWIU for its support and funding. The members were able to come up with the monitoring committee that will work with MIWODIF staff to ensure that they purchase quality piglets. The committee will monitor and supervise the management of pigs given to the beneficiary that will enable sustainability.
by Amutuhairwe Rhonah, Project Officer
ABOUT AMERICAN WOMEN FOR INTERNATIONAL UNDERSTANDING (AWIU):
AWIU was initially founded in 1968 as a nonprofit organization intended to connect women in the U.S. with women around the world through goodwill activity to build bridges of understanding. Since its inception, AWIU has grown to become a supporter of women’s development though a wide variety of activities. These activities include engagement, education and understanding through delegations, grants, and volunteerism. Local chapters meet and offer activities locally to educate and affect the lives of women locally and internationally. AWIU offers its members the opportunity to travel, meet and understand people of other cultures, (women in particular) through unique delegation trips. AWIU provides grant money to support several projects each year. The selected projects are chosen for the ways in which they empower women around the world. AWIU is honored to work with the United States Department of State to host the International Women of Courage Celebration, providing grants to exemplary women around the globe.
ABOUT MITOOMA WOMEN DIGNITY FOUNDATION:
Mitooma Women Dignity Foundation (MIWODIF) is a voluntary, Non- Profit, Local Non- Governmental organization operating in Mitooma District with activities including: Mobilization health, nutrition and household hygiene, women econ, empowermentt, sensitizedion on HIV/AIDS. Human rights advocacy voluntary counseling and documentation and research. Mission: To promote human development among women in Mitooma district for sustainable community development. Vision: Having a healthy community that meets its perceived needs with ease.
MIWODIF has extensive programs towards protection of human rights through basically advocacy, creation of awareness and prevention on violence against women as an action to end gender based violence(GBV). Child protection is also their focus as they are part of the vulnerable group of the community.