Sure Deal (“Youth skilling for Employment and Empowerment in West Nile”)

Sure deal   is a three year project (2020 -2022) for   youth skilling, funded by the European Commission under the European aid programme. The project is implemented by TUNADO as the lead agency in cooperation with Trias – Uganda and Uganda Small Scale Industries Association USSIA.

Overall objective: Is to contribute to improved quality of life of youth through increased decent employment opportunities and agency in the West-Nile region in Uganda.

Specific Objective: Is to strengthen capacities of USSIA and TUNADO towards economic empowerment and youth voice in Arua, Nebbi and Zombo districts in the West Nile sub region.

Project aim:  Providing 1000 youth aged 18-30 with an opportunity to gain a skill and experience in a profitable trade by focusing on entrepreneurs to train and initiate youth in the world of work and business.

Project Trades
The project will focus on eight major enterprises:  1) Apiculture 2) Agro-Processing 3) Leather 4) Plumbing 5) Carpentry 6) Metal Fabrication 7) Leisure /Hospitality and 8) Motorcycle Mechanics.

Target Group
The project targets to skill 1000 unemployed and under employed youth aged 18 – 30 years with an interest to learn a practical skill and can demonstrate at the time of selection that he or she is committed to self-improvement through putting the skills to work.

Bee a Champion
Is a three year project (2019-2021) that was launched in March 2019. This project is funded by the Norwegian Agency for Development through our partners in Netherlands Wood en Daard and is implemented   in Mid-Western Uganda, West Nile and North east, the districts of Kasese, Arua and Abim.
The main objective of this project is to catalyze   the apiculture value chain in Uganda by promoting beekeeping as a business.
The project intends to;

  • Build capacity of 150 beekeepers known as  bee champions each with 50 plus colonies
  • Provide a matching investment to 150 Bee Champions (each with 10 promising beekeepers attached),
  • Organise the Champions in strong rural transformation centres (cooperatives/associations)
  • Link the rural transformation centres  to processors with capacity to provide bee product’s
  • Training 30 youth as apiary masters

Francis Okidi Ejem a beekeeper shows us Manuta grass which is good bee forage. He says in the morning, you cannot pass through that grass because of the too many bees foraging.

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TUNADO , Supported by @UgandaTrias conducts bee-suite tailoring training for women in Westnile, Gulu and Bunyoro. empowering them with such skills will make them earn decently from the Apiculture sector in Uganda.

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