Youth unemployment remains a serious policy challenge in Uganda and the Causes are believed to be challenging, ranging from insufficient employable skills (i.e., youth possess skills that are not compatible with available jobs) and those who possess the skills are job seekers not job creators, from that analysis, we came up with the idea of graphic designing and printing to increase on the number of skills in the youth which can help them develop their ideas due to creativity through branding their businesses and the community at large. Due to the graphics analysis venturing off and the youths establishing their own graphic design businesses is terrifying and a tiny bit intimidating. But cutting the strings to the corporate world and being in charge is highly rewarding and very doable. Being a self-employed graphic designer offers an ideal work environment – the ability to work from home, time flexibility and, most importantly, autonomy that’s why we bring an idea of graphics designing as a skill but the question is how can it be done as a business for the youths?
We very well know that there are very many graphics designers and graphics jobs in Uganda and East Africa at large but they are congested in the cities like (Kampala) Nasser road which makes it difficult for some youths and many business men who would like to brand their businesses through adverts like designing brochures, fliers, business cards, log designing handouts, T-shirts printing and designing, magazines billboards, packaging designs finds it difficult thinking that its very expensive hence end up failing to brand their businesses. And branding or advertising a business is one of the key factors for the business to develop. Thus leaving the majority unemployed in the rural areas with no access to learning these skills.
When it comes to gender, girls are taken to be inferior when it comes to graphics designing but this time round we shall consider them most so that they pick that skill and have that self-esteem that they can do better in that business and many have got a lot of ideas but they are not exposed.
So we need to train more graphics designers in diverse communities all over Uganda and giving them skills on how to use the social media with internet since we shall have computers during the trainings to add on their creativity and making sure that we get the trainers on the cheaper price or free of charge through preaching the gospel of volunteering and togetherness plus giving peer to peer trainings from which we advise them to deliver the services at the affordable prices. And we teach 1 person and him or she teaches 4 at a free cost as a give back to the community and that’s how the chain will move. It will be easy if materials provided because we have the experience from smart up factory through the trainings we give to the youths on a free coast and peer to peer sessions because we have the space and many youths in Uganda can witness this due to the success they possess.