KCB Foundation in partnership with GIZ commit UGX 6 billion to skill over 2000 youth in the construction sector.
KCB Foundation and the German Development Cooperation (GIZ) have joined forces to increase the employability and income generation of 2,000 Ugandan youth in the construction sector.
The UGX 6 billion partnership slated to run from July 2021 until June 2023 will provide youth with technical and vocational skills training. The funds will also support the provision of construction toolkits to 440 youth, to enable them to start up business enterprises in the construction sector
The youth will be trained in masonry and brickwork, carpentry and joinery, plumbing and pipe work, electrical installation and welding and metalwork, among other trades.
This project implemented by GIZ, and KCB Bank Uganda’s Twekozese Programme will target a total of 70% male and 30% female youth under the Employment and Skills for Development in Africa (E4D) programme commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), co-funded by the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad).
By Racheal Nuwahereza