The project is being implemented in the Eastern region of Uganda and facilitates the development of practical, technical and marketable skills among unemployed young men and women in both rural and urban settings. The purpose of the project is to improve employability and incomes through skills training, social and life skills support and access to finance for young women and men in the targeted areas. The cycle that leads to enhanced employability and earnings involves formation of learning groups as well as facilitation of counseling, career guidance, selection of trades, skills training, entrepreneurship and financial literacy.
The project uses the Learning Group Model where the youth are trained in groups through learning working assignments aimed at enhancing local skills for employability and self sustainability. The model integrates market research/information, community mobilisation, career guidance and counselling, technical and life skills training, savings and access to financial literacy and services/products entrepreneurship, business support and market linkages as vital tools for poverty eradication and improvement of livelihoods among the youth. The project also uses a group based saving and lending scheme "Mavuno" to inculcate a culture of saving among the youth within the Learning Groups and other members in the community to be able to build own capital for investment.
The project works in close collaboration with stakeholders both in private and public sector involved in Skills Development. These include:
2017 - 2020
Swiss Foundation for Technical Cooperation
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