How WHUSH together with CAEVA would like to help to solve the education problem in Uganda
With nearly 17 million people under the age of 14, Uganda has one of the youngest populations in Africa. 83% of young people between 13 and 18 years of age do not attend secondary school and 34% of children from rural regions between 6 and 13 years of age are exposed to child labor.
Many families cannot pay for their children's education. Even if no tuition fees have to be paid, the costs associated with an education are still too high for the majority of families.
The time that children invest in school and training is very valuable and often has to be spent on supporting the family financially from a young age. So many children leave school at an early age to go home
To help parents and siblings. As a result, many children and young people do not receive a thorough school education or drop out of school before their education is completed - often also due to early pregnancies.
These circumstances contribute to a large extent to an ever-developing, intergenerational spiral of poverty which people find difficult to escape.
CAEVA tries to break this vicious circle through education.
In order to open up new perspectives for Uganda's young people, the non-profit organization CAEVA decided 10 years ago to create a place for young adults where they can learn a typical apprenticeship as well as basic entrepreneurial skills. Mechanics, cooks, hairdressers and many other professions are trained there, all under one roof. With this task, CAEVA not only creates a long-term improvement of individual life paths, but also strengthens the entire local infrastructure, as the trained specialists then offer their skills in their communities.
We would like to introduce you to Kito:
Kito lives in the Busoga Sub-Region and is 20 years old. He lives with his parents and 4 siblings from what they harvest and from the small portion that they sell on the market. However, there is often not enough money and Kito and his siblings have to work as street vendors on the street. Going to school has always been a dream of Kito, but it was simply never possible.
This is where CAEVA comes into play: With their program, they enable adolescents and young adults like Kito to complete vocational training.
This education lays the foundation for building a more secure existence for both students and their families.
Here, too, CAEVA supports:
Since most of the students hardly have any money of their own, they are allowed to use the machines and tools from the workstations in the training center for their first jobs after their training in order to save enough money over the next few months and then buy their own equipment.
The income resulting from the training forms the foundation, not only of the future life situation of Kito's family, but also of Kito's future children, as they will be able to live a life without child labor.
Who is CAEVA?
The organization “Caeva” has its roots in Uganda and was founded in 2009 by two successful entrepreneurs from Uganda with the aim of empowering children and young people and tackling the root problem of poverty and lack of prospects. Caeva, with its location in one of the problem regions, can oversee the situation and thus develop and implement effective solutions to the circumstances in Uganda.
For more information, visit Caeva directly:
How we are helping:
In the course of our project we will build a new training center in Uganda, which will allow the project to expand into a new city. In this way, many more young adults can be given a promising life every year. The building will provide various workstations for each individual training occupation. In addition, the building should be built as cost-effectively as possible, which means that we as well as the supporters of Caeva and the trainees of their program support the construction themselves. We hope to use the collected donations as effectively as possible to ensure the long-term operation of the training center.
Furthermore, we collect donations in kind in the form of tools and equipment or other relevant materials from German companies, which help the trainees to learn their respective professions on site.