Share An Opportunity Uganda Enhances Youth Employability and engagement in development initiatives within partner communities. This is done through;
- Promoting relevant skills among the youths, including technical and vocational (TVET) skills for decent wage, self-employment, and/or entrepreneurship. Young people represent more than 70 per cent of the Uganda’s total population and account for the largest proportion of the total labor force. The country’s population is becoming more youthful, with youth as a proportion of the total population projected to increase due to the high fertility rates. However, this growing population of youth is happening in the midst of high school dropout rates, unemployment and exclusion of the young people/youth from productive economic and social life.
SAO therefore promotes Technical Vocational Education Training in profitable trades as a means to “help bring young people back” when the basic education system has failed.
- Increasing functional literacy, numeracy and leadership skills necessary for in and out of school youth in partner communities.
- Increasing youth engagement in civic based initiatives in partner communities.