Workaid

Workaid - Skills Development in Uganda 2011

The aim is to tackle poverty by improving the livelihoods of disadvantaged groups of people living in poor rural and Urban areas of Uganda. We achieve this by enabling people to acquire the skills and knowledge to earn a basic living and become self- supporting.

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It ran from 10:00 AM, 5 December 2011 to 4:00 PM, 22 December 2011

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1041574)

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Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£10,000

Amount raised

£10,040

Donations

3

    Categories

  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Poverty Alleviation/ReliefPoverty Alleviation/Relief

    Helping

Location

Situation

Unemployment and lack of skills are key factors attributing to chronic poverty in Uganda today. Workaid assists carefully assessed, community run, self-help and vocational training projects which have practically designed teaching programmes, leading to profitable, useful skills. Skills such as carpentry, tailoring, masonry, typewriting, leatherwork, and metal work, which enable people to generate income, helping to empower themselves, their families and their local communities.

Solution

Practical skills such as carpentry, tailoring, masonry, typewriting, leatherwork, and metal work, enable people to set up small businesses and enterprises to generate income, helping to empower themselves, their families and their local communities. Helping people acquire useful skills and knowledge to earn a living, improving quality of life, also reduces vulnerability, leading to empowerment and enhanced self-esteem.

  • Shipping tools is better than sending a million dollars.Workaid reaches the grassroots and has made people self-reliant and thinkers.

    — Dr Isaac Nsereko- runs an orphanage in Masaka, Uganda

  • Shipping tools is better than sending a million dollars.Workaid reaches the grassroots and has made people self-reliant and thinkers.

    — Dr Isaac Nsereko- runs an orphanage in Masaka, Uganda