The two decade long war not only changed the way of life of the people of Northern Uganda, it also changed their mindset in more than one way; it created a culture of dependency and surfaced barriers for young people to pursue education in schools. The Self Help Foundation works to change peoples' mindsets about using their own resources to solve community challenges.
High drop out in schools caused by lack of motivation and value applied to elementary and secondary education as well as poor educational standards.
The project will empower young people to join and stay in school and minimize the dropout rates in schools of Northern Uganda through supporting dialogues and partnerships between students, parents and the school communities. The project will establish vocational clubs to equip the students with skills to utilize the locally available materials which they can sell to parents and surrounding communities. These will engage students in schools and offer them learning through a livelihood project.
The Project will help communities and especially young people to gain an alternative livelihood skill that they can use as a long term solution to the recover from the effects of the decade long war.