The project supports 20 participants to engage in a one-year tailoring course. The course equips disadvantaged youth with the knowledge, practical skills and training required to pursue a promising and successful career within the fashion industry. Participants undertake business and entrepreneurship training workshops, and bank accounts are set up for participants. Some start-up capital and a sewing machine is provided at the end of the course to ensure a smooth transition into business, with follow-up mentoring provided.
WHAT WE LIKE ABOUT IT
This project is with a new grassroots partner who is very successful in the music industry in East Africa. He and his wife have invested their own funds into the progam which has been operating for 4-5 years. We appreciate their hearts for the disadvantaged youth and for the great progress they have made to date. We like the way they support the class in every aspect of what’s needed through an encouraging and supportive environment. The sale of items will be promoted locally and through an on-line store.
Since the brutal leadership of Idi Amin in the 1970s, Uganda has suffered the devastating effects of civil war, HIV/AIDS and rebel conflict, claiming the lives of the parents of more than two million children. There are many disadvantaged families and young people as a result. Uganda has the youngest population in the world, with 75% under the age of 30. Finding ways to economically empower younger people will not only help the youth but will help to develop the whole nation.