Training

Our Training Aims

We provide both internal courses, run by our local staff, and vocational training courses delivered by vocational training schools in Uganda.

The focus is on learning skills that can be used to start a business or find a job, leading to a better future for the participants and their families.

By establishing these programmes in a community we aim to:

  • Equip participants with practical skills they can use to gain employment or set up their own business
  • Inspire others to work hard and achieve their goals
  • Expand the horizons of individuals from the communities in which we work

Read about the impact of our training programmes…

 

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Vocational Training Scheme (VTS)

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Our Vocational Training Scheme (VTS) offers one boy and one girl within each of our resources centres a one-year vocational scholarship. The focus is on learning a trade that can help provide a better future for them and their family.

In 2013, we piloted our Vocational Training Scheme to members of our Gobero resource centre. After a popular application process two young people were chosen, Nabukeera Lilian and Mubiru Henry. Both members completed their one-year courses, with Lilian enrolled in a hairdressing course at Nazareth Vocational Training School in Namulamba and Henry on a Motor Vehicle Mechanics Course at Massuliita Vocational Training Institute.

We rolled the scheme out to our Bajjo site in 2014, with Kato Godfrey and Nakalembe Rhoda, enrolled on vocational courses within the local area and have continued into 2015…

Click here to read more about our VTS beneficiaries…

 

Computer Training

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A computer programme was started at our Bajjo project in 2013, offering employable skills to young people.

The class runs during each school holiday and in the first year 25 participants attended (the maximum capacity – our staff had to turn people away).

Basic computer skills focused on mastering Microsoft Office applications (MS Word and MS Excel) are learnt and practiced with guidance from our Youth Development Manager and Bajjo staff.

Due to the success of the computer programme in Bajjo, we hope to expand these classes to our other sites over the next year or so, but require funding to buy more laptops (with good batteries!) – If you have laptops in good working order or the company you work for might be interesting in donating laptops, please get in contact at: info@wannabeamazin.co.uk .