This project will equip a Community Resource Centre in the slums of Kampala, providing entrepreneurial skills and internet training to 280 vulnerable children, in order to start up their own business.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
The Makindye slums in Kampala are affected by high rates of youth unemploymement. Many of them have come from rural areas in search for better opportunities. They lack entrepreneurial skills and capital to jumpstart their own business. Moreover, the number of opportunities in the job market is reduced due to lack of ICT access and skills. Although computer access and training are available in the city centre of Kampala, travel to the centre is costly for children and youth living in slum areas.
How will this project solve this problem?
We will equip a Community Resource Centre with furniture and 10 computers. In one year, we can provide entrepreneurial skills trainings to 220 children, and ICT training to 60 children. The centre is set to implement a program that will address the economic and social needs of the target population through access to Internet, ICT training, entrepreneurial skills and micro-credit loans.
Potential Long Term Impact
This Resource Centre will serve as a continuous place for development of the Makindye youth, providing them with Internet access, entrepreneurial skills training, a business library and professional coaching. As a result, less youth will be engaged in crime, drug abuse, prostitution, domestic violence, arising out of youth unemployment and redudancy. Household poverty will decrease because of enhanced household incomes.
Total Funding Received to Date: $40
This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.
Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $40 . The original project funding goal was $25,500.