Youth in Agribusiness Skills Development Programme
The 36 months program began in June 2022 and is currently implemented in the districts of Gomba, Kalungu, Luweero, Mityana, Sembabule, Wakiso, Buhweju, Hoima, Isingiro, Kabale, Kanungu, Kibaale, Kyenjojo, Masindi, Ntungamo, Rukungiri, Kikuube, Kagadi, Kakumiro, Rukiga, Buikwe, Bukomansimbi, Kalangala, Kayunga, Lwengo, Lyantonde, Mukono, Bugiri, Iganga, Jinja, Kamuli, Mayuge, Namayingo, Kyotera, Bugweri, Kiboga, Masaka, Mpigi, Nakaseke, Rakai, Agago, Apac, Dokolo, Gulu, Kitgum, Kole, Lira, Oyam, Kwania, Omoro
Targeting 150,000 youth from 500 youth groups (YGs) and 10 YGs per district with a membership of 30 youth per group, The objective of the partnership is to create a cadre of out-of-school youth with the required skill set needed to lead resilient, healthy, and productive lives. Specifically, activities will attain the following objectives:
- Deliver pieces of training in financial literacy, entrepreneurship, and soft skills to a selected number of beneficiaries (out-of-school youth) who have proven potential to start their own businesses;
- Provide market-relevant skills to vulnerable youth;
- Coach and mentor youth, most of whom are either unemployed or uneducated.
The USAID-funded Integrated Child and Youth Development (ICYD) Activity delivers basic education and orphaned and vulnerable children (OVC) services to children and youth by strengthening young people’s ability to critically engage with their environment, address their health and safety needs, and make it more likely to reach their potential.