Craft skills training
We provide training in jewelry and other craft skills to acid attack survivors. This training gives them opportunities to learn new skills that enable them to better support themselves and their families.
Our current training is provided by Ritah Ssanyu, an acid attack survivor and staff person at EAV. Ritah has a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Makerere University and recently obtained a certificate in shoe making and craft designing from the Presidential Initiative to Skills the Girl Child. She started making jewelry two years ago after learning from a friend whose bead shop she would visit. Ritah is also one of the primary contributors to RISE’s Artisan Marketplace and has first-hand experience with producing and marketing crafts for sale in the US and Europe.
Access to craft markets
As part of our craft skills training programs, we facilitate the sale of survivors’ crafts in local markets and internationally.
Counseling skills training
We partner with the Global Psychosocial Network, a group of mental health professionals who provide psychosocial support for professionals and volunteers engaged in humanitarian, organizational, and activist work in conflict and disaster zones.
This summer, clinical psychologist Dr. Mary Fabri visited us at EAV and provided a workshop on counseling skills training.