Improving job opportunities for young people in Uganda by setting up a job centre and an entrepreneurship programme
The training centre of our partner COWA supports needy youth from Kampala and Wakiso on their way into the labour market or into income-generating activities. COWA offers training modules geared to the needs of the labour market in areas such as fish farming, hairdressing and metalworking. Within the framework of the project, 320 young people will participate in the measures.
Improving training opportunities
In the project, the existing courses offered by COWA will be improved or expanded. The courses on hairdressing and metalworking will be extended to include a training level so that the young people will have the opportunity to increase their knowledge and skills in these areas and improve their qualifications. This will give them more opportunities in the labour market. In the area of fish farming, a separate fish farm will be set up as a demonstration area and to generate income for the training centre. Here the trainees can put their theoretical knowledge into practice.
Establishment of a job centre and an entrepreneurship programme
In order to improve the job chances of the young people on the labour market after their training, a job centre is to be set up. Seminars on career entry and courses in IT will be offered here.
For graduates who want to start their own micro-enterprise, a seminar and accompanying programme in the field of entrepreneurship will be offered.
These measures are available to COWA trainees as well as other young people in the region.
Our local partner
Companionship of Works Association (COWA) has been working to promote education and training initiatives for disadvantaged and marginalised youth since 1994. COWA runs two vocational training centres in Kampala, where over 100 young people are trained annually in a dual training system in agribusiness, welding, carpentry, bricklaying and hair and beauty care.