Internships and entrepreneurial training for young people

Already raised € 0
Requested budget 2022 € 11.967
Projectvinfo
Project code
05030
Sector
Service and IT
Funding
Donation
Country
Uganda
Location
Rwenzori, West-Uganda
NGO
Trias
Project duration
4 years (2022-2026)

Context

Uganda is a country in full growth, full of opportunities. Yet it cannot yet truly deliver on its promises. Despite stable GDP growth of more than 5% annually over the last 20 years (not counting the Covid 19 period), as much as 41% of the population still lives in poverty (at less than $1.9/day). 78% of the population is made up of young people. Formal jobs are almost non-existent for them and therefore they often end up in informal, poorly paid, unsafe jobs. A major problem in the job market is the gap between what the youth have learned and what is really needed in the workplace. USSIA, the Uganda Small Scale Industries Association, is trying to close this gap, with support from the Belgian NGO Trias.

Purpose

In 5 years, USSIA has prepared 1,000 youth for the labor market or guided them to self-employment status, and has been internally strengthened in terms of financial independence and advocacy for women and youth.

Why OVO believes in this project

With training and internships, Ugandan youth are given an opportunity for legal, honest and safe jobs. At the same time, the families of these young people benefit from dignified income.

Social impact

1000 youth will make a useful contribution to Ugandan society. They will earn them a dignified income, from which their family members (total: +/4500 Ugandans) can also benefit. USSIA will be a stronger organization, better able to defend the interests of its 6000 members.

Co-funding sought via OVO
2022
€ 11.173
2023
€ 11.967
2024
€ 10.952
2025
€ 11.199
2026
€ 10.979
Topic
  • Education
  • Employment
  • Young people

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