Education, Enviroment

MEDIA REVIEW: 4,000 girls to benefit from Shs6.2b technical skilling programme


What you need to know:

  • The programme is supported by the Austria Development Corporation, through Jugend Ein welt

At least 4,000 girls will benefit from a €1.3m (Shs6.2b) five-year programme that seeks to equip youth with technical skills.

Ms Yohanna Dreher, the Jugend Ein welt, Austria programme manager, said in a statement that the programme will skill girls in a number of areas, among which include electrical and solar installations, agriculture and plumbing with the aim of preparing them for the job market.

“We encourage all stakeholders and interest groups with a commercial interest to strengthen this effort by widening the sphere of employment,” she said, noting that the Austria Development Corporation, through its partner Jugend Ein welt, will use facilities at some of the Don Bosco Vocational Training Institutes in both Uganda and Rwanda to achieve set objectives.

The programmes is funded by the Austria Development Corporation.

Ms Prossy Ogwang, Gender advisor for the Project, said the programme is a new phase that will see more women join particularly market driven areas such as solar installation, plumbing and agriculture.

“Undertaking these courses gives them a plus as it includes skilling, providing them with startup kits and setting up projects within vocational institutions where they are ,” he said.

The training is expected to contain the impact of lack of necessary and market required skills among youth in particular girls.

Fr Joseph Nguyen, the Director of Bombo Don Bosco Vocational Training Centre in Luwero District, said the skilling project is an important aspect for young people since it will empower young girls to work in clean projects.

“We are committed to ensuring that as many as possible, young people are trained,” he said.


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