The SSGs have been trained in various fields including management skills, planning, book keeping and monitoring of birds and other bio-diversity on the island. Capacity building sessions were also conducted in book keeping, management and planning, saving techniques, customer care, tourism development and marketing which has tremendously shaped their way of life and the way they conduct business. Site Support Groups have been trained in various Income Generating Activities (IGAs) like crafts and sustainable organic farming ,Vegetable farming, training for the Magango women’s group, poultry farming training for the Kasensero SSG, Tree planting for the Musambwa island SSG, Bee keeping for the Dimo SSG.
These activities are seen as an avenue of improving livelihoods of the people. Therefore from the savings made by the Magango women’s group from crafts, they managed to open up a bank account and purchased two shares in this bank. They managed to save up to 250,000 on their bank account and they have instituted a mandatory 500 shs every week in order to start up other IGAs. This can be attributed to the enhanced group dynamics, trainings, cross exchange visits and brain storming sessions from various meetings during the project.