African Women’s Dignity Foundation (AWDF) is a non-government organization (NGO) based in Kasese district of Uganda. AWDF is working on a couple of projects to assist women in rural areas. The projects are designed to help women gain skills they can use to thrive and become successful. Two of AWDF’s current projects are the Women’s Learning Centre and Environmental Conservation Project. Through these projects, AWDF gives women the opportunity to learn and grow in areas that would be beneficial to their lives. The skills learned give women the foundation to build a career of their own.
Established in 2013, the Women’s Learning Centre is focused on equipping women with skills in tailoring and knitting, basic computer skills, craft making, and much more. To date, the centre has trained 62 women. The Environmental Conservation Project involves and trains women in nature and environmental management. Each woman trains as a Climate Change Agent and, in order to implement this, each woman is given a total of 20 trees to plant (10 fruit and 10 non-fruit). To date, 226 women in Kasese district have participated, and over 2,000 trees have been distributed and planted.
Anike Foundation is pleased to partner with African Women’s Dignity Foundation in the implementation of these two projects. Anike Foundation will be assisting with the projects by offering the following learning materials: knitting machines, sewing machines, textbooks, and much more.