I am Amaa Jennifer from Pader Town Council. I am currently working as a Secretary to the office of District Registrar Electoral Commission Pader District. Additionally, I care take the same office in the absence of my boss.
Prior to joining U-TOUCH Pader Center, I was working as Manager Posta Uganda Pader branch. I had no knowledge of computer then.
On the 5th January 2012 after learning of the free training ICT trainings at U-TOUCH Pader Center. I enrolled for the training. My expectation was to obtain the relevant computer skills to enable me acquire a good job with an attractive salary.
At U-TOUCH center Pader, I acquired skills in word processing, editing, formatting, and working with spreadsheets, presentations in powerpoint and web search using Google. My communication also improved because of access to internet.
After three months of training, I was confident that my expectation would soon come to pass. In April 2012, I saw a job advert for Office secretary, Electoral Commission Pader. The job description was just what I was trained on. It was like the job advert was looking for me. I applied and I was shortlisted for interview along with other candidates. Days later, I emerged the best person for the job. This was not by accident but because U-TOUCH had empowered me to be competitive enough for the job.
At work, I apply the skills I learnt from U-TOUCH, to achieve my day to day roles which among others include data entry and management, making PowerPoint presentations for community sensitizations and receiving/sending e-mails from head office, Kampala.
I am happy to share with you my gratitude to U-TOUCH for enabling me achieve my dream. I am hopeful that I will get a promotion in my new job as I continue working hard. Finally, to supplement my salary I intend to start a business in Pader.
Interviewed and compiled by:
Francis Bodo, Project Asst,