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Advancing sustainable employment for vulnerable youth through ICT, life skill training and employment mentoring and advocacy.

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The project is advancing sustainable employment of vulnerable youth through ICT, life skills, and employment mentoring and advocacy. Beneficiary are youth who live in the informal settlements of Kampala city. 

The concept of the project is simple, yet reliable and effective;

1. Skills training. The project impart employable skills into the beneficiary. The core skills are ICT skills; web design, web development, graphics and animation.

2. Partnership with Community based organizations. CBOs provide recruitment support. They identify vulnerable youth within the communities they work in. Eligible beneficiary must not only be vulnerable but interested in ICT.

3. Partnership with business partners. Businesses that have M.O.U with the project take up trained beneficiary to work as interns.
This provides basis for interns to seek employment within organizations they worked in as interns. The major employers/partners are in the ICT sector; BPO Companies, graphic design companies, web hosting companies’ etc.

4. Entrepreneurship and business development. Beneficiary trained in basic concepts of initiating, managing and growing and sustaining their own business.

Although unable to provide start-up fund to enterprising beneficiary, the project provides information about possible sources of financial and credit support. The project will support enterprising beneficiary when an entrepreneurship fund is available.

Written by Louis Okello
Links; Kampabits, Aruabits, Nairobits



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Hi Louis, congratulation on the achievements on your program. I believe your program has strengths in terms of teaching youth very marketable skills and connect them to internship scheme you have developed with the private sector. I would love to know how much percentage of young people have gained active employment as well as started their own businesses.

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Thanks for the comment Keiko. The project's target is a 75% rate of employment among trained beneficiary. According to evaluation of project done by the funder in 2014, the evaluation found that the project exceeded the 75% employment target. Most of the beneficiary finding employment in the urban based ICT Sector.