In the past, Save Street Children Uganda invested in the Vocational Training Programme to help the young people start their own businesses. Today, we continue to train young people to gain skills that they can use to work in the service sectors or start their own businesses so as to become socio-economically independent.
As part of our progress, we registered our training centre under the The Directorate of Industrial Training Uganda – centre number; MAC/0395.
After two cohorts, we are happy to share that we have trained forty eight (48) young people from 2021 to 2022 and we have established centres in Luwero and Kampala, where we train the youth in shoe making and leatherworks plus tailoring and design, with plans to expand to carpentry, embroidery, weaving, hairdressing, knitting, bakery and crafts.
In addition, we have embedded financial literacy, Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Entrepreneurship and life skills for them to manage their enterprises better.
The programme has so far skilled and funded 48 youth (40 girls and 08 boys). The training is free of charge and requires no prior education qualifications and local languages are used for instruction.
Having registered commendable success in Luwero and Kampala, SASCU plans to roll out the skilling project throughout the country through the establishment of the zonal industrial hubs. Each centre will have an intake capacity of between 24 and 100 youth.
There is tremendous change in the livelihoods of young people under training as some have already started earning income.
I have learnt so much in a short time. I will soon be able to take care of my family.
“I am happy that I got a chance to earn this skill. People in the community now come to me for support in mending their clothes. Thanks to SASCU and Latek Stay Alliance.”