Rehmah, This is a great idea but I have some input for you, hope it will be useful as you finalize the project design 1. Agriculture and fine arts and crafts are very good to be vocationalized for secondary schools because the schools have farms and the students can easily be mobilized. For universities, you may have to focus on food science and nutrition, and fine arts and crafts. Unless those that really study agriculture as a course University students may not be very active in agricultural activities. That means that in universities you focus on the value addition component of your strategy. Makerere university has a very good faculty for food science and technology with neww innovative ideas and the students are very engaging. 2. Include modules for branding and marketing so that the students come up with business names, make logos and get practical experience marketing their products either in supermarkets or community or at exhibitions. That experience of rejections, making sales and overall communication to the public will stay with them for life. 3. In the project, you need to always refere back to the objectives of the funder, for example when they talk of pathways to employment for me I take these as either youth gaining skills that are relevant, experiencing practical employment or even interacting with people who are employed. Therefore your interventions should be broad and stretch up to holiday breaks so that the youth think about enterprises outside school because that is their ultimate destination. 4. I am not sure if you are doing budgets right now, but it will be good to start thinking about that in relation to your objectives, the results you want to see and link them to the activities. By you clearly streamlining the activities, the budget will become easy to work out. Remember that each activity requires a budget line. In this case focus on activities that will have direct link to results and that will be measured when you get to the stage of designing a log frame work.
Hope I haven't complicated your ideas. Good morning.
This is a great idea. From experience, I know that a lot of changes can happen in our societies if we can reframe the minds of stakeholders including government, schools, communities and the youth themselves. I also applaud the fact that the intention is to build and capitalize on the beneficiary strengths and developing of skills and competencies as well as and support for long-term professional growth.