Project #21158

Provide skills for jobs: Bududa Vocational Academy

by Bududa Canada Foundation


We operate the only vocational school in Bududa District, a very poor, remote, heavily populated area of rural Uganda. On our campus we train poor young people for jobs. Your ongoing donations keep our project running each year. "Skills for Jobs" is our motto. The skills are made possible through your generosity, for which we thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
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The population of Bududa is exploding with the average family having eight children. The schools in the area are overstretched and do not provide their students with vocational skills, leading to rising young-adult unemployment and family poverty. These problems are not going resolve themselves, and other factors such as AIDS, landslides and extreme poverty are only exacerbating the situation.


We provide vocational courses to young adults in tailoring, carpentry, brick making, nursery-teacher training, and computing, and we are adding a course in hairdressing. Our students leave our vocational school with skills to earn their own living. 97.8% of our graduates are now employed or in further education. We help young adults in rural Uganda to get vocational training so they can earn a living.

Long-Term Impact

Our project gives young adults in an extremely poor part of rural Uganda a chance to break the relentless cycle of poverty and earn their own way in the world. Our graduates go on to get jobs, form their own businesses, and support themselves and their families. This means they will not be dependent on aid agencies. Our project empowers them to lead their own independent lives.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


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Organization Information

Bududa Canada Foundation

Location: Toronto, Ontario - Canada
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Barbara Wybar
Bududa, Bududa District Uganda
$37,935 raised of $50,000 goal
232 donations
$12,065 to go
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