It focuses on women’s solidarity and empowering Ugandan women and their families to overcome poverty and become economically and socially independent. Through art, education, social and entrepreneurial skills, advancing fair trade strategies in craft and jewelry production, and endorsing sustainable employment opportunities Mirembe improves the quality of life of poor and marginalized women, men, families, and communities in Uganda.
Each year over one hundred women participate in the program. The project operates in partnership with NIAAD, the Naggenda International Academy of Art and Design in Namulanda, Uganda. The program is implemented by local art teachers, social workers and supported by the staff of the NIAAD Academy. An International Board of women (volunteers) supports all training and operational issues concerning the program