Children
 Uganda
Project #7831

Resource Centre for 280 slum children in Uganda

by Youth Aid Uganda

Summary

This project will equip a Community Resource Centre in the slums of Kampala, providing entrepreneurial skills and internet training to 280 vulnerable children, in order to start up their own business.
$40
total raised
2
donors
0
monthly donors
5
years active

Challenge

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.

Solution

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.

Long-Term Impact

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.

Additional Documentation

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

Resources

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Organization Information

Youth Aid Uganda

Location: Kampala, Central region - Uganda
Website: http:/​/​www.youthaiduganda.org
Youth Aid Uganda
Project Leader:
Kizito Malumba
Kampala, Kampala Uganda

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

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