Of the 167 Orphaned children mapped, YICE selected 1121 in consultation with the local leaders to get support services. Through our online More »
The project trains vulnerable women in better farming practices and enable them earn income from their farming enterprises. After successful training, participants are provided with small start-up capital of about $70 to enable them put the knowledge learnt into practice. The project has so far trained over 157 participants – all females, and 102 of these have been given small loans.
One of the beneficiaries had this to say:
“I have been farming for the last 30 years, planting the same ground nuts seeds that I found my mother planting when I was born. YICE trainings helped me realize that I was not yielding enough because the seed type I was using was too outdated and so I had to buy seed variety. The good thing YICE gave me a small loan that I used to buy new ground nuts seed variety and was trained to plant them well. Now I expect good yields, and will use the money to pay for tuition of my children and expand my garden”
In partnership with the ministry of IT in Uganda, We trained 265 youths (102 females and 163 Males) in short computer application packages in Mubende district. 21 of the trained girls have already received employment as secretaries for schools in Mubende. We continue training youths in these skills on a rolling basis.
One of the beneficiaries observed that:
“YICE helped me acquire much needed computer skills and I am excited because of the training i got employed. Volunteering with YICE as an OVC counselor helps me use my counseling skills to help create hope among frustrated and vulnerable children. I see my service as a way to give back to those in need and understand the real felt needs of the community. I have acquired practical skills as a counselor and can now favorably compete for any big counseling”