FINANCIAL YEAR CLOSES WITH TRAINING OUTREACHES FOR PEOPLE WITH SPECIAL NEEDS
UIRI closed the financial year 2018/19 by reaching out to special needs groups in Lira, Kumi and Wakiso Districts. The groups which comprised of parents with disabled children in Lira District, members of the Kumi District Persons with Disabilities Union Skills and Stroke affected persons from the Stroke Foundation in Wakiso District; trained in skills ranging from craft making, soap making to bakery, yoghurt making and juice processing among other skills given.
Skill development is a fundamental measure the Uganda Industrial Research Institute promotes through its capacity building platform. Ugandan citizens are offered free instruction and advisory services in adding value to agriculture produce, technology transfer and development as well as provided with quality assurance support and product development, offered by the analytical laboratory services.