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Functional literacy trainings in entrepreneurship, technical skills,including small farm management skills can enable refugees earn a living

integration of refugees into host community education systems,improving functional adult literacy, enterprise skills & computer trainings.

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EXPLAIN YOUR IDEA

Refugees integration into the host community, make them become part of the community, feel at home and learn a lot from their host, things like language,life style and how to earn a living. Hence, hands on trainings which involves practical skills, will enable them to learn faster and look for the possible jobs around. some self employment work like bakery, making mats,swatters, growing vegetables in bags/sacs and small gardens. in addition, vocational trainings in carpentry and joinery,mechanical and civil engineering can also be supported to enable more job opportunities.

WHO BENEFITS?

all trainees and their next of kins will benefit and is a life long ideas and skills. all regions, can benefit but special trainings can be selected from the list to suit certain regions as need be.

PROTOTYPE

1.set work plan and get training materials/requirements ready, identify the groups in need, 2. corporate with local authority and partners,select training areas/ locations,and recruit trainers 3.implement trainings, mentor,monitor trainings and test or assess impact;evaluate and make recommendations,write reports and share reports.

SKILL SHARE (optional)

I skills and experience in capacity building, I need Feedback and partnerships from other NGOs.

TELL US A BIT ABOUT YOURSELF

I have 19 years experience working with several rural development organizations and partners in northern Uganda

IS THIS AN IDEA THAT YOU OR YOUR ORGANIZATION WOULD LIKE TO TAKE FORWARD?

  • Yes, I have implementation capacity and am interested in and able to make this idea real in my community.

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obua Godfrey,
I would be happy to help where I can. Let me know what needs to be done. Maybe resource and service partners to contact. I have experience working with artists and crafts people and a particular interest in being able to work at a distance using art objects to deliver messages using reiterative, meaningful, gentle and persistent tools.

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Ron Baum,
Thank you, and you are most welcomed.
I would also like to receive that kind help from you. please feel free to post those messages that can make our ideas more meaningful, clear, and easy to understand, for sure, we lack the resources and service partner for the same, as you have mentioned.
Godfrey obua

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Godfrey, thank you for the contribution. I have a suggestion. Can you take time to add a description to your profile. This makes it easy for potential collaborators to know who you are. I am interested in inviting you to our next Amplify meetup in Kampala. Also, how did you learn about the challenge?

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Ho, thank you,Richard Zulu
I will do so and make an arrangement to link up in due course. Ok
I subscribed to Open IDEO Amplifier challenge about a year or two ago. and now I receive an email alert for every Amplifier challenge through my email.

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obua Godfrey, We see how you project might mesh with ours, A Full Bowl. We guide people to links like yours by way of a useful kitchen bowl which encourages them to access a global cooperative site for sharing stories like yours. We will follow you and hope you have great success !

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Thank you too! Ron Baum
Yes, we can.
I believe everyone is able to make hands meet. Being away from home is not the end, or inability to make a living, only coming together with open minds and supporting will encourage refugees to cop up fast with situation they are in and make it cost effective for donors and or any form of assistance. Some research can be done to identify the gaps or skills required to suit the host regions, followed by Functional literacy trainings that will boost these life skills in need.
Nice to hear from you,
regards,
Godfrey Obua