Every year Uganda’s institutions graduate over 400,000 students. The graduates scramble for 150,000 annual job openings near your vicinity. ~0.008% create own jobs, leaving the 71.99% graduates jobless each and every year, these are typically forced to find options to generate income, including activities within the survival-type informal sector and, some choose the sex, criminality and drug industries to outlive. This is on the verge of change! ‘Legacy footfalls’ is delivering Micro Business Incubation & ICT Skilling Program to 627, 000 graduates and 960,000 students from the 121 districts of Uganda.
PROGRAM HOST ORGANISATION
Legacy Footfalls can be an ICT4D nonprofit that utilizes ICT to take out critical skill shortage, produce a technology ahead generation & gives poverty an expiration date in Africa.
The organisation partners with community institutions (Schools, families and Churches) to produce lasting and meaningful change from the lives of isolated communities of Africa by equipping local teams with digital skills, use applied ICT to enlighten community members: uncover inner potential, and challenge each team to innovate methods to social problems affecting their community.
47.3% Ugandans live below both poverty line and twice the poverty line, $2.40 every day. (World Bank) More than 18,447,000 people in Uganda are at risk of poverty, this even compares to the 83% unemployed graduates in the nation and is section of the global problem where over 50% of Africa’s graduates are unemployed annually. Children born inside slums of Uganda not simply suffer the impact of poverty today, but you are four times as very likely to become poor adults despite toiling to secure a bachelor’s degree.
There isn’t a doubt that communities which are making major progress from the area of jobs/wealth creation are those inside the fore-front of developing, deploying and exploiting ICTs of their society. A community’s capability and power to accelerate its socio economic development process and gain competitive advantage depends quite definitely on the extent that it can develop, use and then sell on, information, knowledge and technology a single form of other.
This project will deliver 5 mobile hi-tech. business incubation hubs in each district serving approximately 210 graduates and 320 students per hub annually. The hub comes fully installed with tools including film strips, modern day projectors, Promethean boards, language laboratories, audio tapes, tv set, ICT curriculum, sample investment proposals, mobile library, games and skilled instructors.
The hub is really a safe learning platform that provides youth more autonomy to cope with some of the most pressing social issues in their own individual communities; energy efficiency, poverty, water scarcity, disease, and sustainable housing a few.
LONG TERM PROJECT IMPACT:
As this system scales as much as all the 121 districts of Uganda, it’ll expand into ICT research, incubating ICT solution for your African continent which has a focus on;
Data analysis: Develop new data analysis methods allowing the perfect solution is of complex problems inside the transport sector, telecommunications, and building management and others.
Flexible production: “ICT supported Manufacturing Systems” improving the flexibility and efficiency of Africa’s production facilities determined by data analysis and interoperable interfaces.
Robotics integration: Open up inventions in “ICT-supported Manufacturing Systems in Africa”, e.g. human-robot collaboration.
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