Skilling is a solution to unemployment, Says Kato


Kasese Youth Link for Development, a Civil Society Organization operating in Kasese district has observed need for empowering the youth with vocational skills in an attempt to address the challenge of unemployment that is reportedly on an increase in the district.

Mr. Ronald Kato, the organization’s Executive Director says the challenge of unemployment has also forced girls to get married at an early age.

While addressing a team of youth that is currently undergoing a six-month training in operating heavy trucks at Skyline Gardens in Kasese town, Mr. Kato yesterday explained that with sponsorship from Feed the Future and Shalom Ventures, they decided to train the youth on how to operate heavy trucks so that they acquire skills for self sustainability.

According to him, the training targets school dropouts, young mothers and fathers and people who are involved in agriculture among others.

Regina Kabugho aged 19 from Katadoba Cell in the Central Division of Kasese Municipality who is among the trainees is optimistic that the skills she will acquire in tractor operations will enable her get a job and address her financial challenges.

Ms. Briget Mule aged 40 who is the Secretary for Bigando Agricultural Cooperative Society Limited and a trainee says after the training, she wants to use the skills to intensify her agricultural activities.

Gildo Bwambale from Munkunyu sub-county, another beneficiary, appreciates the role played by Feed the Future and Kasese Youth Link for Development in skilling them. He also calls on other organizations in the district to include the youth friendly activities in their budgets.


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