Over 600 youth in Mpigi have no access to technology and, as a result, they fall behind their peers. Most companies advertise jobs online and ask applications be submitted online, over 50 youth have missed these opportunities because they have no idea on how to use internet and a few that can use it cannot access the service, there is only one internet cafe in town charging $1 per 30 minutes, an amount that an average Ugandan lives on per day.
The project will use available space on the Mountains of Hope office to set up the system, the programme will enroll 50 youth per quarter beginning 2015, will empower them on opening up email accounts, social media (Twitter, Facebook, etc), internet packages including Google, yahoo search among others, The youth will be awarded certificates of completion after three months study to enable them acquire jobs in this competitive market
The project will retain two youth who would have performed better to be permanent internet teaching staff. The project will charge a subsidized fee of $30 per youth for a full course to cater for certificate printing and to show a sense of commitment towards studies
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