Skills Development & Capacity Building

This unit provides tailored, high-impact training that is designed to address vocational and businesses skills’ gaps among vulnerable youth and women in Uganda. The unit also provides training on entrepreneurship, mindset transformation, governance and leadership. We also train cooperatives, SACCOs and VSLAs in governance and management, marketing, branding, value addition,

Under Skills Development, we have equipped 1,480 youth and women with demand-driven vocational and business skills affording them to start profitable businesses or obtain gainful employment. To date,180 youth in Kampala, Wakiso, Kayunga, Buikwe and Mpigi districts have been trained and supported to start profitable businesses such as fruit processing, piggery, saloon, soap making, welding, electronics, and poultry.  Over 1120 youth trained in vocational skills are currently absorbed in gainful employment in different sectors, such as; agriculture, tourism, construction, craft, and automotive industries.

Recent Graduation of 25 Students in Kisoro District.

YIDO graduated of 25 graduates who were awarded certificates having undergone skills training for 6 months at Kisoro Technical Institute in the field of Welding and metal fabrication, Tourism and Building and Construction. This was done by YIDO in partnership with Private Sector Foundation – Uganda (PSFU) A series of trainings and assessments was conducted by qualified tutors with Directorate of industrial Training (DIT). YIDO   had continued to train youth in mindset transformation where by different groups of youth has started their own income generating projects and others forming SACCOs and VSLAs. This has increased and added value on their experience and their academic knowledge thus enabling them develop in their specialized areas of interest

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