We did it ... raised 10,000 €!
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.
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.
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.
We did it ... raised 10,000 €!
Over the course of our project we raised funding and collected donations for a new training center in Uganda, which allowed the project to expand into a new city. The funds raised were used to help construct and finance the launch of the new center. Thanks to the donations we collected from tool and equipment donations from german companies the new building is equipped with different workstations for training in various trades. As a result of this project, many more young adults in Uganda are being given practical training every year that equips them with skills for specialized trade careers.
We would like to thank the many donors without whom this project would not have been possible, and hope for your support in future projects.