The Makindye slums in Kampala are affected by high rates of youth unemploymement. Many of them have come from rural areas in search for better opportunities. They lack entrepreneurial skills and capital to jumpstart their own business. Moreover, the number of opportunities in the job market is reduced due to lack of ICT access and skills. Although computer access and training are available in the city centre of Kampala, travel to the centre is costly for children and youth living in slum areas.
We will equip a Community Resource Centre with furniture and 10 computers. In one year, we can provide entrepreneurial skills trainings to 220 children, and ICT training to 60 children. The centre is set to implement a program that will address the economic and social needs of the target population through access to Internet, ICT training, entrepreneurial skills and micro-credit loans.
This Resource Centre will serve as a continuous place for development of the Makindye youth, providing them with Internet access, entrepreneurial skills training, a business library and professional coaching. As a result, less youth will be engaged in crime, drug abuse, prostitution, domestic violence, arising out of youth unemployment and redudancy. Household poverty will decrease because of enhanced household incomes.
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).
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