The Multi-Stakeholders Partnership Project, called the YouthCan! BMZ ESAF Project was launched in March 2022 at The Sanctum Hotel in Entebbe, Uganda.
This new initiative, which will be implemented for 3 years, is aimed at improving employability and labor market integration of 400 young people between the ages of 18 and 25 years, living in Rwanda and Uganda, with atleast 60% of the beneficiaries being female.
The targeted young people are those growing up or who grew up in alternative care, those from impoverished households and young people who overall face difficulty accessing education and jobs.
The participating young people in this project will receive practical skills that are relevant to the labor market, and access to capital which will inspire ongoing peer and policy dialogue of young people and core groups.
The project partners include Ministry of Gender, Labor and Social Development; National Youth Council; Germany Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Career Path Uganda, DHL Uganda, Gudie Incubation Centre and Afringa Uganda.