WHAT IS VOCATIONAL SKILLS PROGRAM?
Vocational skills program is part of the Skilling School Dropout Adolescents for Self-Reliance project and provides the young beneficiaries with avenues for self-reliance resulting from economic empowerment upon completion of the training.
The initiative is in line with Vision 2040 of the Ugandan Government that sets out the importance of strengthening the fundamentals of the economy to exploit the abundant opportunities around the country. The project also falls in line with Sustainable Development Goals of ‘‘No Poverty’’ and ‘’Zero Hunger’’.
HOW IT WORKS
Train the trainer. Each successful beneficiary who graduates becomes a model youth. With the help of CEFARH each model youth form another group of ten beneficiaries called Neighbor Groups (NGs). The model youth become trainers of the Neighbor Groups but under the direct supervision of SSDASR project staff.
Tools provided. The start-up tools and kits are given to beneficiaries during the graduation stage to help them cascade practical training skills and knowledge to the Neighbor Groups.
Practical work experience. We ensure that real practical work experiences are given to the youngs involved. We deal with them in their own community helping the spread of the program because we are able to respect local rules and regulations.
End Results. Upon successful completion, the project will reach 240 youth (Direct beneficiaries) and 2400 Neighbor Groups (Indirect beneficiaries) making a sum total of 2640 beneficiaries in a one year time. A team of SSDASR will be in charge of monitoring the progress made.
- Tailoring and garment cutting. 8 groups with 80 beneficiaries will be trained on the basic skills and knowledge in tailoring.
- Hairdressing. 5 groups with 50 beneficiaries will be trained in this field.
- Motorcycle repairs. 6 groups with 60 beneficiaries will be trained on motorcycle repairing.
- Liquid soap making. 5 groups with 50 beneficiaries will learn the necessary skills to make liquid soap.