The aim is for young adults to improve their life situation. 2 975 previously unemployed young adults increase their income through income-generating activities or employment. In addition, 450 young entrepreneurs continue to develop their small businesses, doubling their income.
Uganda with its young population must enable the labour market entry for thousands of young people every year. In the LSDY project unemployed young people from the Lake Victoria region, which is particularly affected by poverty, receive access to modular, needs-oriented vocational education and training. Thanks to the training, they can earn their livelihood on their own as self-employed persons or employees and significantly improve their situation and that of their families.
The project works with innovative vocational training approaches. To facilitate the transition of young adults from unemployment to work, the project relies on the interests and incentives of both sides of the market: On the one hand, these are the young adults looking for work. On the other hand, these are companies in growing sectors (tourism, agriculture and construction) that lack a good workforce. The young adults, who are divided into learning groups, are linked to companies through partnership models and trained in both practical and theoretical matters.
In the current phase, a further 3 500 young adults are undergoing vocational training courses in the three sectors of agriculture, construction and tourism. In addition, 500 young entrepreneurs, some of whom have already completed vocational training courses in the previous phase, will be supported in professionalising their small businesses. A special focus is placed on access to coaching and financial services.
In the Local Skills Development for Youth (LSDY) project, unemployed young men and women from the Lake Victoria region, which is particularly affected by poverty, have access to modular, needs-oriented vocational education and training. Thanks to the training, they can earn their livelihood on their own as self-employed persons or employees and significantly improve their situation and that of their families. Furthermore, young entrepreneurs, who have already completed their vocational training courses in the last phase, are supported in professionalising their small businesses. Special focus is given to the access to coaching and financial services.
The project makes use of innovative vocational training approaches, whether through learning methods in a company (based on a dual vocational training) or work in learning groups. Young adults acquire practical and technical skills and are equipped with financial and life skills to take on their journey into professional life.
2017 - 2019
2017 - 2020
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