How youth in Rwenzori region have improved their skills, lives

Youth in Ntoroko District being trained on how to repair motor boat engines recently. The intervention has helped several youth out of unemployment. Photo by Felix Basiime

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More than 1,000 youth in the districts of the Rwenzori sub-region have been trained in vocational skills that are changing their lives. The vocational skills have multiplied and the graduates are now providing employment to fellow youth in their communities.

Jolly Tumwebaze, 18, lives in Nombe village, Karugutu Sub-county in Ntoroko District. She dropped out of Primary Five at Harugongo Primary School in Kabarole District in 2011 due to lack of school fees. Born in a peasant family, she remained at home where her main preoccupation was doing domestic chores.

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