Republic of Uganda, is a landlocked country in Southeast Africa. It is bordered on the east by Kenya, on the north by South Sudan, on the west by the Democratic Republic of the Congo, on the southwest by Rwanda, and on the south by Tanzania.
Uganda is home to 34.6 million people, 3 million of whom are orphans, and it is still considered one of the poorest countries in the world. -The Monitor
The country has been ravaged by AIDS, disease, poverty, and civil conflict.
Uganda has the third fastest growing population in the world and the youngest population in the world. –New Vision Dec. 2012
In 2011, out of the 390,000 people who acquired a college degree in Uganda, only 113,000 actually got jobs. – Uganda Bureau of Statistics 2011
The minister for Gender, Labour and social development, Hon Zoe Bakoko Bakoru, said, ”The statistics shows 90% of persons older than 10 years in Uganda have no vocational training at all.” It was noted that the main cause of unemployment is lack of employable skills. The youth unemployment rate is 22.3 %; the rate for university graduates is at 36%.
The average Ugandan lives on less than $1.25 a day
With simple Vocational training and a small business, this number ($1.25) could rise drastically in a short amount of time.