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) […]

Strengthening Refugee and Host Community Learner Retention in Schools of Rhino Camp, lmvepi, Nakivale and Kyangwali Settlements (April 2022 to March 2023)

Uganda is Africa’s leading host country for refugees with 1,573,291 refugees with approximately 53% children and youth requiring access to education opportunities (UNHCR, 31/12/2021). The refugee influx into Uganda has strained basic service provision, especially education (Education Response Plan, 2018). Schools therefore struggle to deliver quality education due to the challenging situations they face leading […]

Vocationalisation Of Secondary Education

Besides the mainstream education structures, WIU has “vocationalised” secondary education. Through this initiative, students attain vocational skills alongside secondary education.  As a result, the students leave secondary education equipped with entrepreneurial skills that they can put to use. Those that may drop out of school leave with professional qualifications awarded by the Directorate of Industrial […]