Shortly after we returned from Uganda, Enos Kyibibi, the Executive Director of the SKILL Hostel, put in an ambitious application to TWAM to supply large quantities of tools for use in SKILL's training programme for the older street kids, to equip them for the workplace.
We were told at that time:
- TWAM could not guarantee to supply all items requested, but only things they had been donated and that they had in their UK warehouse. "We don't very often get given welding machines!"
- It would be some months before they could send the items that were available.
- There would be expenses for which SKILL would be responsible:
- Shipping costs
- Customs duty exacted by the Ugandan government
- Transport arrangements from Kampala to Kasese.
We do not yet have a list of what they can supply; neither do we know what Customs charges will be - "A lottery", admitted the TWAM man.
But at least it looks as if within a few months there will be a useful supply of tools available for use by the youngsters at SKILL.