Skills Training for Employment Promotion (STEP) in Adjumani and Kiryandongo Refugee Settlements

Uganda’s population with over 78% below 30 years (Uganda Bureau of Statistics 2020) is largely under/unemployed due to inappropriate skills (National Planning Authority-Uganda Vision 2040). Yet the Skilling Uganda strategy (2011-2020) recognises the need to create employable skills and competencies relevant in the labour market instead of educational certificates.  Enabel’s 2022 Labour Market Scan (LMS) […]

CALL ME EDGAR THE TAILOR

There are two tailors in Nakivale refugee settlement that 17-year-old Edgar Ndashimya admires. A gentleman called Timothy and a lady named Naomi. The two he says are the most sought-after tailors in the settlement, which is Edgar’s goal! “I stay in Kabazana A,” the teenager, also a Burundian refugee living in the same settlement in […]

REJECTED BECAUSE OF HER HEARING IMPAIRMENT

He might not have used the actual words, but Gloria Depayo knew what her father meant to say. When her father said there was no tuition for her, she knew why. She had watched him choose her siblings over her time and again. Depayo, a teenager with a hearing impairment has faced rejection. If she […]

THE SKILLS TRAINING THAT MENDED HER BROKEN HEART

It wasn’t what she expected. Certainly not from the man she loved! How dare he not be happy that she was with a child? His child. Did their love not mean anything? Barely an adult then, Aline’s life as she knew it was over. She was stuck. As if that was not bad enough, the […]