Elevate Computer Training

EMPOWERING YOUTH-AT-RISK IN UGANDA BY TEACHING DESIGN, ARTS, TECHNOLOGY, AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP

 

 

 

 

Elevate Computer Training

EMPOWERING YOUTH-AT-RISK IN UGANDA BY TEACHING DESIGN, ARTS, TECHNOLOGY, AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP

 

 

RAISED
$20,764.00
GOAL
$30,000.00

 

Small Business Changes Lives

Scarcity of opportunity to cultivate skills such as graphic and web design leaves young people without hope. In Uganda, students who live in the slums find themselves caught up drugs, violence, and prostitution with no concept of a better life. Small business training and loans opens the door for these students to dream big, set goals, and build a new life

 

This is the type of transformation we see, on average, across era92. We move young people from $2 a day to $15 a day and see them invest their earnings in exactly the kind of things we want to see, like safe housing and nutritious food. They often spend on education for themselves or their family members, and on health care. They’re even able to open up savings accounts.

HOW DO WE GET THERE?

The Alternativ Global Entrepreneurs course has brought massive life change to many in Uganda and it's being paired with tech training from our partners, Era92, to slingshot students into a new life with thriving business opportunities!

The Era92 Elevate program's sole purpose is to empower youths-at-risk in Uganda through skilling them in Design, Arts and Technology, Entrepreneurship, Leadership, and Sustainable Development.

By the end of this five-month program, each student will have found a client in their specific field and performed a service for them, be it designing a website, a video, screen printing or graphic designing.

 

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WILL YOU JOIN US?

The scarcity of opportunity to cultivate skills such as graphic and web design leaves young people without hope. Small business training and loans open the door for these students to dream big, set goals, and build a new life!

Will you facilitate life change for aspirational youth in Uganda? Students need access to the simplest items such as a desk to put their computer on and a business training booklet. Join us in kickstarting hope and a future!

Project Updates

Impact Nations started sponsoring the Elevate program in 2019. Since then, reports have been coming in of lives that are being transformed.

  • Read more about lives that are being changed...
      • May 2020: Life Online

        Elevate Online

        Trinity, the founder of era92 and the Elevate program is an absolute doer.

        He and his team recognized that they may be in lockdown for a long time and that was preventing them from helping their youth rise from poverty and crime. “This was not acceptable”.

        They hatched a plan and are now providing the Elevate Training material via Video Meetings to their students. A local cafe owner has generously lent the many of the students computers while others are borrowing from friends. Era92 has decided to pay for 2GB of data to be provided to each student on class days. In addition to three class days each week, Saturdays have Q&A homework sessions with the instructors and encouraging seminars from guests.

        Trinity’s students are excited to have marketable online skills such as graphic and web design. This will allow them to earn a living for their family from the safety of their home; even during lockdown!

      • December 2019: GRADUATION

        Completely Transformed

        The Elevate Training Program just finished with a grand celebration. 15 students have graduated . Their final report is an inspiring example of the impact that Skills and Business Training has on youth in poverty

        “...our young people are completely transformed, empowered, filled with confidence and ready to start their careers that will transform their lives, families and communities.”
        - Trinity, era92 founder

        Click here to see the full report.

      • August 2019: CLUTCHED FROM THE HANDS OF AN EARLY MARRIAGE

        Meet Joyce

        At 12, Joyce survived sexual assault from a group of rowdy gang members in the slum community. Unfortunately, this is a common story among many slum dwelling teens. By 15, Joyce was so toughened by life that she was living a hopeless existence. It was at this point that her grandmother now sickly and frail decided that the best thing to do was to get Joyce a 46-year-old widower with 4 children as a husband. Talk about jumping from the frying pan into the fire.

        Two slaps and some punches after their second meeting three weeks before the marriage, Joyce decided that she was not going to go ahead with the marriage. So deep on a rainy night, Joyce escaped from the slums to the streets of Kampala where she started living with a few girls who had also run away from the slums.

        And that is how we found Joyce, bitter, hopeless and cold. It has been a beautiful but tasking journey teaching Joyce from the very basics of how to switch on a computer to running and applying graphic design software. Today, Joyce is off the streets and living with one of the other elevate program students in a rented room in Kosovo.

        Joyce has been given an opportunity to dream, believe and achieve all her goals through the guidance and mentorship at the era92 elevate program.

        To read more about Joyce and her classmates, check out the July report from Elevate here.

      • July 2019: A BETTER LIFE FOR ELVIS

        Meet Elvis

        With another inspiring testomony from the Elevate program, will you help us complete the funding for this project?

      • July 2019: A PLACE CALLED KATANGA

        Meet Julius

        This video will show you what life is like in the slums of Kampala and why it is so important that we give these young people an opportunity to escape this dangerous cycle of poverty.

 

  Yes I want to Empower Youth in Uganda!


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