The population of Bududa is exploding with the average family having 8 children. The schools in the area are overstretched and do not provide their students with vocational skills, leading to rising youth unemployment. This leads to many at risk children in the community. Due to many factors, such as the land slides in the area, HIV/AIDS and disease the number of orphans is also rising and there are not enough state facilities to care for said children.
We provide vocational courses in tailoring, carpentry, brick making/laying, nursery teacher training and computing. Thus our children leave school with skills that allow them to gain employment. We also work with orphans and at risk children. One of our recent graduates, Julius was orphaned at the age of 17. At one point he was so hungry that he considered joining a rebel army. We provided him with teaching, housing and meals. He now runs a furniture workshop with his best friend in Bududa.
The project gives children in an extremely poor part of Uganda a chance to prosper; to break the relentless cycle of poverty. Moreover, these children will go on to form their own businesses and careers, meaning they will not be dependent on aid agencies. This project empowers them to lead their own lives.
This project has provided additional documentation in a DOCX file (projdoc.docx).