NON-FORMAL YOUTH SKILLS DEVELOPMENT
- chantiers 1-3 semaines
- Code : UPA/004/17
- Dispo : 7M / 8F (Total Part 15)
- Langue du Projet : ENG / ENG
- Age : 18 - 99
Siripi youth skills vocational training center is a community project for supporting school drop-outs due to early marriage. It trainings youths who do not have chance for secondary education aged between 15-30 years old. The courses are; 1. Catering and hotel management. 2. Carpentry and joinery. 3. Metal fabrication and welding. 4. Tailoring and garment cutting. 5. Brick laying and concrete practice. Additional to the above trade basic agriculture and entrepreneurial skills are compulsory. The project helped the age brackets from being idle and disorderly in society and most of those youths involving in choosing marungi, stealing, drinking, attending night dance, and smoking opium etc. Currently the project has 94 girls and 66 boys are receiving non formal education support, most of them are school drop outs and early marriaged youth.
To build hope in school drop outs, early marriage and disadvantaged youths. To ensure that the youth are responsible for their health and future. To contribute to the government efforts of reducing high rate of school drop outs and early marriages in the society (Nation). To encourage youths in self sustaining activities. To introduce youths skills development. Capentry and joinery Wooden furniture; Benches Tailors stools Doors/ windows Office chairs Book shelf with shutters Roof a gabled house of 4mx6m Make a 4”x 6”m beds. Welding and metal fabrication Fabrication of workshop benches, steel tables, single door, watering cans, windows, brick laying boxes etc. Brick laying and concrete practice. Prepare site Setting out a house Digging a foundation Building foundation Tailoring and garment cutting. Garment cutting Making dresses for kids Making dresses for women and m Maintaining sewing machines
Accommodation will be in dorms at the training center nearby the workplace. Participants will be required to carry own sleeping bags. The accommodation has a simple bathroom without shower (there is no running water) The accommodation and work place have latrines as toilets (no flushing water). The accommodation and working place don’t have electricity (the accommodation only has solar power to run the lights ) 3 meals a day will be provided, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. Fruits also easily available: Watermelon, Pineapple, Passion fruits, Sweet banana, Avocado, etc. Participants will prepare meals together with a Ugandan Cook using Charcoal and fire wood.
The workcampers shall stay at Siripi youth skills vocational training center in Siripi village, Odupi sub-county / Arua district.
International participants are required to pay an extra fee of 250 Euros. The fee covers pick up from the airport or bus station/terminal upon arrival in Uganda, orientation at the UPA offices, local transport to and from the campsite, food and accommodation during the workcamp. The fee also contributes to the running of activities taking place during the workcamp and communication prior and other administrative costs to ensure that the workcamp is successfully done. PLEASE NOTE! • The fee does not cover airport drop off after the project. Volunteers that intend to have the drop off service consult with UPA to identify the service provider. It will cost the volunteer an extra 25-28 Euros for this service. To allow the best preparations, participants are advised to arrive a day before commencement of the work camp applied for.
Uganda Pioneers Association is a youth voluntary organisation working with community projects, workcamps and volunteer exchange.
UPA was founded in 1989 by young Ugandans with the aim of mobilising youth to contribute to community development through voluntary work.