This project will empower school dropout adolescent youth by providing vocational training, such as tailoring, hair dressing, carpentry, block laying and concrete practice. computer/information technology skills, which are essential for success in a challenging economy. Additionally, a small loan will be given to them to support in starting and growing their small businesses.
The prevalence of working poverty in Africa is still so significant that the African working poor represented more than half (56%) of the world's working poor in 2018, while African employment represented only 14 percent of global employment." Many young adults are unable to gain the expertise that will enable them to become self-sufficient due to lack of formal education cause by their drop out from. These youths are caught in a vicious cycle of powerlessness and poverty.in Uganda most especial
This project aims to tackle the issue of skills deficits by offering community based vocational training in marketable skills to school dropout boys and girls in war affected northern Uganda. Acquiring skills is essential for reducing poverty, promoting economic recovery, and ensuring sustainable development. Additionally, trainees are provided with a toolkit to help them start their businesses. individuals can also receive a microfinance loan to start or expand their businesses.
Technical and vocational training programs have the potential for long-term impact by fostering youth development through the acquisition of self-reliance and entrepreneurial skills. By addressing poverty and promoting the growth of local economies, these programs provide an effective intervention that can uplift the school dropout adolescent trained in this program. As individuals and small businesses become self-sufficient, families are brought out of the cycle of poverty.