Our impact

Uganda

In Uganda, Workaid has developed key partnerships with the organisations Amigos Worldwide and Albert Valley Institute of Vocational Studies.

Amigos run the Kira Farm Development Centre located just outside Uganda’s capital, Kampala. They provide residential, training for 50 young people a year from several surrounding districts. While providing intensive training in organic farming techniques, each student also learns two vocational trades. We help with tools and equipment for training as well as providing starter kits for the graduates to establish small-scale businesses.

In the West of Uganda, we have partnered with seven small but dynamic organisations and work closely to strengthen and expand their vocational training programmes for vulnerable young people. Albert Valley Institute of Vocational Studies is the lead organisation accredited as a regional examination body by the Ministry of Education. 

Albert Valley Institute

Albert Valley Institute

Eryeza Kasiringi (Kas), our in country assessor, manages Albert Valley a progressive secondary school which has been so successful that several years ago the local authorities asked him to establish a vocational training unit on site.

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Amigos Kira Farm

Amigos Kira Farm

Empowering Ugandans to bring sustainable and lasting change through education, vocational training, conservation farming and clean water.

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Putting young people at the heart of the work we support

Stories from uganda

Jethro, Victims of War

Jethro, Victims of War Jethro attended a six month training course at Vision of War Victims Association. The mountainous areas near to Kasese have experienced

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Raymond, Victims of War

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Donate Money

Just £5 per month for a year enables us to send a sewing machine, 2 haberdashery kits and cover the cost of shipping to a vocational training centre in Africa. Make an online donation, or buy a Virtual Gift.

Donate Tools

Change lives by donating unwanted tools, equipment and haberdashery items. Each year 80 tonnes of tools are saved from landfill, refurbished and sent to vocational training projects in East Africa and the UK.

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